[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 05:34:38 CET 2012

On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 9:24 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Saying "it's bytes" is even more of a lie than "it's latin-1". The
> honest truth is "it's an ASCII superset", and that's all I need to
> know to do the job manually, so I'd like to write code to do the same
> job without needing to lie about what I know. I'm now 100% convinced
> that encoding="ascii",errors="surrogateescape" is the way to say this
> in code.

I created http://bugs.python.org/issue13997 to suggest codifying this
explicitly as an open_ascii() builtin.


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