[Python-ideas] Support WHATWG versions of legacy encodings

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 21:46:01 EST 2018

On 10 January 2018 at 09:56, Rob Speer <rspeer at luminoso.com> wrote:
> Oh that's interesting. So it seems to be Python that's the exception here.
> Would we really be able to add entries to character mappings that haven't
> changed since Python 2.0?

Changing things that used to cause an exception into operations that
produce a useful result is generally OK - it's going the other way
(dubious output -> exception) that's always problematic.

So as long as the Windows specialists give it a +1, updating the
existing codecs to match the MultiByteToWideChar behaviour seems like
a better option to me than offering multiple versions of the codecs
(and that could then be done as a tracker enhancement request along
the lines of "Make the windows-* text encodings match


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