[Python-Dev] Pathlib enhancements - acceptable inputs and outputs for __fspath__ and os.fspath()

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Tue Apr 12 12:36:32 EDT 2016

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 9:20 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:

> > latin1?  I thought latin1 had a code point for 0-255, so how could using
> it
> > raise an encoding error?
> Latin-1 / ISO-8859-1 defines a character for every byte, so any byte
> string will *decode*. It only defines 256 characters as having
> equivalent bytes, though, so *encoding* can fail.

unless it was decoded as latin-1 in the first place. doesn't the surrogate
escape thing only work properly if you decode/encode with the same encoding?


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