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

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Wed Apr 29 04:40:04 CEST 2009

On Tue, 28 Apr 2009 at 13:37, Glenn Linderman wrote:
> C. File on disk with the invalid surrogate code, accessed via the str 
> interface, no decoding happens, matches in memory the file on disk with the 
> byte that translates to the same surrogate, accessed via the bytes interface. 
> Ambiguity.

Unless I'm missing something, one of these is type str, and the other is 
type bytes, so no ambiguity.


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