[Python-Dev] unicode Exception messages in py2.7

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Fri Nov 15 19:03:06 CET 2013

On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov>wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 9:21 AM, Armin Rigo <arigo at tunes.org> wrote:
> > I figured that even using the traceback.py module and getting
> > "Exception: \u1234\u1235\u5321" is rather useless if you tried to
> > raise an exception with a message in Thai.
> yup.
> > I believe this to also be
> > a bug, so I opened https://bugs.pypy.org/issue1634 .  According to
> > this thread, however, python-dev is against it, so I didn't bother
> > adding a CPython bug.
> According to that bug report, it looks like CPython doesn't
> comopletely handle unicode Exception messages even in py3? Is that
> really the case?
> And from this thread, I'd say that it's unlikely anyone want to chance
> this in py2, but I don't know that making py3 better is this regard is
> off the table.

Making changes and improvements to Python 3 is totally an option.
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