[Python-Dev] PEP 383: Non-decodable Bytes in System Character Interfaces
tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Apr 29 22:59:57 CEST 2009
Glenn Linderman wrote:
> On approximately 4/29/2009 4:36 AM, came the following characters from
> the keyboard of Cameron Simpson:
>> On 29Apr2009 02:56, Glenn Linderman <v+python at g.nevcal.com> wrote:
>>> I find that on my Windows system, with all ASCII path file names,
>>> that I get quite different results when I pass os.listdir an empty
>>> str vs an empty bytes.
>>> Rather than keep you guessing, I get the root directory contents
>>> from the empty str, and the current directory contents from an empty
>>> bytes. That is rather unexpected.
>>> So I guess I'd better suggest that a specific, equivalent directory
>>> name be passed in either bytes or str form.
>> I think you may have uncovered an implementation bug rather than an
>> encoding issue (because I'd expect "" and b"" to be equivalent).
> Me too.
Sounds like an issue for the tracker.
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