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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Apr 30 15:32:01 CEST 2009

> 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.

What's an analogous failure? Or, rather, why would a failure analogous
to the one I got when using System.IO.DirectoryInfo ever exist in


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