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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Apr 30 14:25:28 CEST 2009

> Why didn't you point to that discussion from the PEP 383?  And why
> didn't you point to Kowalczyk's message on encodings in Mono, Java, etc.
> from the PEP?  

Because I assumed that readers of the PEP would know (and I'm sure
many of them do - this has been *really* discussed over and over again).

> Under the set of constraints that Guido imposes, plus the requirement
> that round-trip works for illegal encodings, there is no other solution
> than PEP 383.

Well, there actually is an alternative: expose byte-oriented interfaces
in parallel with the string-oriented ones. In the rationale, the PEP
explains why I consider this the worse choice.


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