[Python-Dev] issue2180 and using 'tokenize' with Python 3 'str's

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Tue Sep 28 05:27:06 CEST 2010

2010/9/27 Meador Inge <meadori at gmail.com>:
> which, as seen in the trace, is because the 'detect_encoding' function in
> 'Lib/tokenize.py' searches for 'BOM_UTF8' (a 'bytes' object) in the string
> to tokenize 'first' (a 'str' object).  It seems to me that strings should
> still be able to be tokenized, but maybe I am missing something.
> Is the implementation of 'detect_encoding' correct in how it attempts to
> determine an encoding or should I open an issue for this?

Tokenize only works on bytes. You can open a feature request if you desire.


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