[Python-Dev] PEP 383: Non-decodable Bytes in System Character Interfaces
zooko at zooko.com
Tue Apr 28 20:51:43 CEST 2009
On Apr 28, 2009, at 6:46 AM, Hrvoje Niksic wrote:
> Are you proposing to unconditionally encode file names as
> iso8859-15, or to do so only when undecodeable bytes are encountered?
For what it is worth, what we have previously planned to do for the
Tahoe project is the second of these -- decode using some 1-byte
encoding such as iso-8859-1, iso-8859-15, or windows-1252 only in the
case that attempting to decode the bytes using the local alleged
> If you switch to iso8859-15 only in the presence of undecodable
> UTF-8, then you have the same round-trip problem as the PEP: both
> b'\xff' and b'\xc3\xbf' will be converted to u'\u00ff' without a
> way to unambiguously recover the original file name.
Why do you say that? It seems to work as I expected here:
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