python3 - the hardest hello world ever ?

Helmut Jarausch jarausch at
Fri Oct 17 22:29:08 CEST 2008

Ross Ridge wrote:
> Helmut Jarausch  <jarausch at> wrote:
>> # but this ugly one (to be done for each output file)
>> sys.stdout._encoding='latin1'
> Is this writable "_encoding" attribute, with a leading underscore (_),
> documented anywhere?  Does it actually work?  Would it happen to be
> supported in 2.5 or 2.6?  The fact that I can't change the encoding
> attribute of sys.stdout/stderr/stdin has caused problems for me in
> the past.

Yes, it does work in python-3.

Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany

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