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

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sat Nov 16 00:58:56 CET 2013

Armin Rigo 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.

But at least it tells you that *something* went wrong,
and points to the place in the code where it happened.
That has to be better than pretending that nothing
happened at all.

Also, if the escaping preserves the original byte
sequence of the message, there's a chance that someone
will be able to figure out what the message said.


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