[Python-Dev] Bytes path support

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Aug 20 07:06:03 CEST 2014

On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:

> Greg Ewing writes:
>  > Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>  >
>  > > This case can be handled now using the surrogateescape
>  > > error handler,
>  >
>  > So maybe the way to make bytes paths go away is to always
>  > use surrogateescape for paths on unix?
> Backward compatibility rules that out, I think.  I certainly would
> recommend that for new code, but even for new code there are many
> users who vehemently object to using Unicode as an intermediate
> representation of things they think of as binary blobs.  Not worth the
> hassle to even seriously propose removing those APIs IMO.

But maybe we don't have to add new ones?


--Guido van Rossum (on iPad)
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