[Python-Dev] deleting setdefaultencoding iin site.py is evil

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Aug 27 12:29:52 CEST 2009

Chris Withers writes:

 > > How can you be certain that any string is UTF-8 when doing any
 > > reasonable IO?
 > Careful checking, and a knowledge for people working on the app's 
 > development that anything else will result in severe pain, both physical 
 > and mental ;-)

If you're *that* careful, the additional effort to hack around this is
negligible. The problem is that most people are *never* that careful,
and *all* people are rarely that careful.

I understand your use case, but I don't see a case for exposing this
to the general public.

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