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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Aug 27 16:17:27 CEST 2009


On Aug 27, 2009, at 9:08 AM, exarkun at twistedmatrix.com wrote:

> This is what I meant when I said what I said about correct code.  If  
> you're happy to have encoding errors and corrupt data, then I guess  
> you're happy to have a function like setdefaultencoding.

Whatever happened to "we're all adults here"[1]?  I have no problem  
with making it difficult but possible to write buggy but practical  
code.  Software engineering is a messy business.

-Barry

[1] That may not be literally true any more, but still :)

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