[Python-ideas] changing sys.stdout encoding
jimjjewett at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 17:15:11 CEST 2012
On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 11:39 PM, Rurpy <rurpy at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 06/07/2012 03:00 PM, Mike Meyer wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 4:48 PM, Rurpy <rurpy-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>> how do other programming languages deal with wanting to
>> change the encoding of the standard IO streams?
> This is how it seems to be done in Perl:
> binmode(STDOUT, ":encoding(sjis)");
> which seems quite a bit simpler than Python.
Agreed, in isolation. But in my limited experience, and from reading
http://perldoc.perl.org/functions/binmode.html ... I think you
probably need to hold at least as many concepts in your head
simultaneously to get it to work.
> ... The description of binmode()
> in "man perlfunc" sounds like encoding can be changed
> on-the-fly but my attempt to do so had no effect
which sort of belies simple
> TCL appears to have on-the-fly encoding changes:
> | encoding system ?encoding?
> | The system encoding is used whenever Tcl passes strings
> | to system calls.
So if you call rename, the system encoding is used for the filename,
but does that mean it is used for sysout?
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