string.encode on HP-UX

Christopher T King squirrel at WPI.EDU
Thu Jul 22 16:25:12 CEST 2004

On Thu, 22 Jul 2004, Richard Townsend wrote:

> Further, if I put the following in
> import encodings
> print dir(encodings)
> I get:
> ['CodecRegistryError', '__builtins__', '__doc__', '__file__', 
> '__name__', '__path__', '_cache', '_import_tail', 
> '_norm_encoding_map', '_unknown', 'codecs', 'exceptions', 
> 'normalize_encoding', 'search_function', 'types']
> Notice there is no 'aliases' attribute.

Oops, I had only tested it at the prompt :P I had assumed 
was run after everything was set up.

This code uses a more defined interface for altering the codecs registry, 
uses 'ascii' instead of 'latin_1' (to prevent some confusion), and 
I've actually tested it in

import codecs

def roman8(n):
    if n=='roman8':
        return codecs.lookup('ascii')


This achieves the same effect as the aliases trick (which I'm surprised 
didn't work for you at the prompt), but is less tricksy and should 
therefore work better.

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