[Python-Dev] PEP 383 (again)
solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Apr 29 00:46:17 CEST 2009
Thomas Breuel <tmbdev <at> gmail.com> writes:
> And, in fact, Windows Vista happily creates files with malformed UTF-16
encodings, and os.listdir() happily returns them.
The PEP won't change that, so what's the problem exactly?
> Under your proposal, passing the output from a correctly implemented file
system or other OS function to a correctly written library using unicode strings
may crash Python.
That's a very dishonest formulation. It cannot crash Python; it can only crash
hypothetical third-party programs or libraries with deficient error checking and
unreasonable assumptions about input data.
(and, of course, you haven't even proven those programs or libraries exist)
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