[Python-Dev] a suggestion ... Re: PEP 383 (again)

glyph at divmod.com glyph at divmod.com
Thu Apr 30 13:26:34 CEST 2009

On 08:25 am, martin at v.loewis.de wrote:
>>Why did you choose an incompatible approach for PEP 383?
>Because in Python, we want to be able to access all files on disk.
>Neither Java nor Mono are capable of doing that.

Java is not capable of doing that.  Mono, as I keep pointing out, is. 
It uses NULLs to escape invalid UNIX filenames.  Please see:


"The upshot to all this is that Mono.Unix and Mono.Unix.Native can list, 
access, and open all files on your filesystem, regardless of encoding."

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