singing the praises of unicode and codecs
steven.bethard at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 19:43:17 CET 2004
I just wanted to thank Python for making encodings so easy!
I recently discovered that one of the tools I use stores everything in
UTF-8, and so I was getting some off-by-one errors because I was
treating things as strings. I added
to the base object in the hierarchy, and wrapped my popen calls with
readers and writers:
file_in, file_out, file_err = _os.popen3(self.command)
file_in = codecs.getwriter(self.encoding)(file_in)
file_out = codecs.getreader(self.encoding)(file_out)
file_err = codecs.getreader(self.encoding)(file_err)
and voilà! Everything works perfect!
Thank you Python!
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