[Python-Dev] Bytes path support
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Aug 23 10:20:40 CEST 2014
Chris Angelico writes:
> Not sure why 1251,
All of those codes have repertoires that are Cyrillic supersets,
presumably Russian-language content, based on Oleg's top domain.
> But it's important to note that this is a method of handling junk.
> It's not a design intention; this is for a situation where I really
> want to cope with any byte stream and attempt to display it as text.
> And if I get something that's neither UTF-8 nor CP-1252, I will
> display it wrongly, and there's nothing can be done about that.
Of course there is. It just gets more heuristic the more numerous the
potential encodings are.
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