Codec lookup fails for bad codec name, blowing up BeautifulSoup

Waldemar Osuch waldemar.osuch at
Sat Nov 10 03:55:45 CET 2007

On Nov 9, 4:15 pm, John Nagle <na... at> wrote:
> Waldemar Osuch wrote:
> >> This is a known bug. It's in the old tracker on SourceForge:
> >>         [ python-Bugs-960874 ] codecs.lookup can raise exceptions other
> >>         than LookupError
> >> but not in the new tracker.
> > The new tracker has it too.
> >
>     How did you find that?  I put "codecs.lookup" into the tracker's
> search box, and it returned five hits, but not that one.
>                                 John Nagle

I have seen this explained on this list once: + <source forge bug id>
points to the converted ticket.
And yes the search could be better.

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