[Python-Dev] PEP 383: Non-decodable Bytes in System Character Interfaces
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Apr 28 05:50:11 CEST 2009
>> I don't understand what you're saying. py3k filenames are all
>> unicode, even on POSIX systems,
> How is that possible on POSIX systems where the underlying file system
> uses bytes for filenames?
> If I write a piece of Python code:
> filename = 'some path/some name'
> I might call it a filename, I might think of it as a filename, but it
> *isn't*, it's a string in a Python program. It isn't a filename until
> it hits the file system, and in POSIX systems that makes it bytes.
Python automatically encodes strings with the file system encoding
before passing them to the POSIX API.
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