[Python-Dev] "embedded NUL character" exceptions

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sun Aug 17 17:13:52 CEST 2014

Sounds good to me.

On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 7:47 AM, Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com>

> Currently most functions which accepts string argument which then passed
> to C function as NUL-terminated string, reject strings with embedded NUL
> character and raise TypeError. ValueError looks more appropriate here,
> because argument type is correct (str), only its value is wrong. But this
> is backward incompatible change.
> I think that we should get rid of this legacy inconsistency sooner or
> later. Why not fix it right now? I have opened an issue on the tracker [1],
> but this issue requires more broad discussion.
> [1] http://bugs.python.org/issue22215
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