[Python-Dev] PEP 383: Non-decodable Bytes in System Character Interfaces

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Apr 28 05:39:40 CEST 2009

> I'm not suggesting the PEP should solve the problem of mounting foreign
> file systems, although if it doesn't it should probably point that out. 
> I'm just suggesting that if the people that write software to solve the
> problem of mounting foreign file systems have already solved the naming
> problem, then it might be a source of a good solution.  On the other
> hand, it might be the source of a mediocre or bad solution.  However, if
> those mounting system have good solutions, it would be good to be
> compatible with them, rather than have yet another solution.  It was in
> that sense, of thinking about possibly existing practice, and leveraging
> an existing solution, that caused me to bring up the topic.

I think you make quite a lot of assumptions here. It would be better
to research the state of the art first, and only then propose to follow it.


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