[Python-Dev] surrogatepass - she's a witch, burn 'er! [was: Cleaning up ...]

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Aug 29 02:41:03 CEST 2014

In the process of booking up for my other post in this thread, I
noticed the 'surrogatepass' handler.

Is there a real use case for the 'surrogatepass' error handler?  It
seems like a horrible break in the abstraction.  IMHO, if there's a
need, the application should handle this.  Python shouldn't provide
it on encoding as the resulting streams are not Unicode conformant,
nor on decoding UTF-16, as conversion of surrogate pairs is a
requirement of all Unicode versions since about 1995.


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