[Python-Dev] PEP 529: Change Windows filesystem encoding to UTF-8

Steve Dower steve.dower at python.org
Wed Sep 7 14:09:34 EDT 2016

On 07Sep2016 1037, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I'm hijacking this thread to provisionally accept PEP 529. (I'll also
> do this for PEP 528, in its own thread.)
> I've talked things over with Steve and Victor and we're going to do an
> experiment (as now written up in the PEP:
> https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0529/#beta-experiment) to tease
> out any issues with this change during the beta. If serious problems
> crop up we may have to roll back the changes and reject the PEP -- we
> won't get another chance at getting this right. (That would also mean
> that using the binary filesystem APIs will remain deprecated and will
> eventually be disallowed; as long as the PEP remains accepted they are
> undeprecated.)
> Congrats Steve! Thanks for the massive amount of work on the
> implementation and the thinking that went into the design. Thanks
> everyone else for their feedback.
> --Guido

Thanks! I've updated the status. Now the process of bartering for code 
reviews begins :)

Patches are at:
   PEP 528: http://bugs.python.org/issue1602
   PEP 529: http://bugs.python.org/issue27781


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