py2exe problem

Thomas Heller theller at
Wed Jan 26 15:28:55 EST 2005

Harald Massa <cpl.19.ghum at> writes:

> Thomas Heller <theller at> wrote in
> news:zmywh4yx.fsf at 
>>> A software development system which REALLY solves the encodings
>>> problem WITHOUT creating a swarm of new ones could would challange
>>> even my devotedness to Python :))))
>> AFAIK, McMillan Installer solves this by including all the encodings
>> stuff by default, and it has a --ascii flag to override this
>> behaviour. Would that be a solution?
> Thomas,
> I solved the headaches with py2exe and encodings, again and again ...
> even documented some of these steps within the wiki. 

Much appreciated!

> But encodings still give me new pain any day: storing filenames to
> databases, displaying filenames in windows-controls, sending
> database-extracts to excel or word ... time on time encodings and/or
> unicode errors pop up and cause me misery. 
> So my cryout is for a solution for all encoding-problems like the python
> for-loop or list-comprehensions: elegant, simple, robust, flexible. Easy
> to use, easy to implement. 


Would the above (include all encodings stuff by default) be a good
solution, or do you have other ideas?


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