[Python-Dev] _PyUnicode_CheckConsistency() too strict?

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.com
Mon Feb 3 17:10:03 CET 2014


On 03-02-2014 4:04 pm, Victor Stinner wrote:
> 2014-02-03 Phil Thompson <phil at riverbankcomputing.com>:
>> Are you saying that code will fail if a particular Latin-1 string 
>> just
>> happens not to contains any character greater than 127?
>
> PyUnicode_FromKindAndData(PyUnicode_1BYTE_KIND, latin1_str, length)
> accepts latin1 and ASCII strings. It computes the maximum code point
> and then use ASCII or latin1 unicode string.
>
> Victor

That doesn't answer my original question, that just works around the 
use case I presented.

To restate...

Why is a Latin-1 string considered inconsistent just because it doesn't 
happen to contain any characters in the range 128-255?

Phil


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