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

Thomas Breuel tmbdev at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 15:10:47 CEST 2009

> > "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."
> I think this is misleading. With Mono 2.0.1, I get

This has nothing to do with how Mono quotes.  The reason for this is that
Mono quotes at all and that the Mono developers decided not to change
System.IO to understand UNIX quoting.

If Mono used PEP 383 quoting, this would fail the same way.

And analogous failures will exist with PEP 383 in Python, because there will
be more and more libraries with unicode interfaces that then use their own
internal decoder (which doesn't understand utf8b) to get a UNIX file name.

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