[Python-Dev] Bytes path related questions for Guido
python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue Aug 26 13:31:19 CEST 2014
On 2014-08-26 03:11, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Nick Coghlan writes:
> > "purge_surrogate_escapes" was the other term that occurred to me.
> "purge" suggests removal, not replacement. That may be useful too.
> neutralize_surrogate_escapes(s, remove=False, replacement='\uFFFD')
If you want them removed, just pass an empty string as the replacement.
> maybe? (Of course the remove argument is feature creep, so I'm only
> about +0.5 myself. And the name is long, but I can't think of any
> better synonyms for "make safe" in English right now).
> > Either way, my use case is to filter them out when I *don't* want to
> > pass them along to other software, but would prefer the Unicode
> > replacement character to the ASCII question mark created by using the
> > "replace" filter when encoding.
> I think it would be preferable to be unicodely correct here by
> default, since this is a str -> str function.
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