[Python-Dev] Multilingual programming article on the Red Hat Developer blog
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Sat Sep 13 17:29:42 CEST 2014
On Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 09:33 R. David Murray <rdmurray at bitdance.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:06:21 +1200, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com>
> > On 13 Sep 2014 10:18, "Jeff Allen" <ja.py at farowl.co.uk> wrote:
> > > 4. I think (with Antoine) if Jython supported PEP-383 byte smuggling,
> > would have to do it the same way as CPython, as it is visible. It's not
> > impossible (I think), but is messy. Some are strongly against.
> > It may be worth trying *without* it (i.e. treat "surrogateescape" as
> > equivalent to "strict" initially), and seeing how you go. The main
> > of surrogateescape in CPython 3 is to recreate the "arbitrary 8-bit data
> > round trips work on POSIX" aspect of CPython 2, which doesn't apply in
> > exactly the same way on Jython.
> > Compared to the 8-bit vs 16-bit str discrepancy that exists in Python 2,
> > "surrogateescape is equivalent to strict" seems like a relatively small
> > discrepancy in behaviour.
> That would totally break the email package.
> It would of course be possible to rewrite email to not use surrogate
> escape, but it is a seriously non-trivial undertaking.
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