UnicodeDecodeError: problem when path contain folder start withcharacter 'u
aberry at aol.in
Tue Jun 23 13:32:08 CEST 2009
thanks all for help...
actually this was in old code having 'unicode_escape' .
i hope it was there to handle path which may contain localized chars...
but removing unicode_escape' it worked fine... :)
Mark Tolonen-3 wrote:
> "aberry" <aberry at aol.in> wrote in message
> news:24146775.post at talk.nabble.com...
>> I am facing an error on Unicode decoding of path if it contain a
>> name starting with character 'u' .
>> Here is what I did in IDLE
>> 1. >>> fp = "C:\\ab\\anil"
>> 2. >>> unicode(fp, "unicode_escape")
>> 3. u'C:\x07b\x07nil'
>> 4. >>> fp = "C:\\ab\\unil"
>> 5. >>> unicode(fp, "unicode_escape")
>> 7. Traceback (most recent call last):
>> 8. File "<pyshell#41>", line 1, in <module>
>> 9. unicode(fp, "unicode_escape")
>> 10. UnicodeDecodeError: 'unicodeescape' codec can't decode bytes in
>> 5-9: end of string in escape sequence
>> 11. >>>
>> Not sure whether I am doing something wrong or this is as designed
>> any help appreciated
> What is your intent? Below gives a unicode strings with backslashes. No
> need for unicode_escape here.
>>>> fp = "C:\\ab\\unil"
>>>> print fp
>>>> print unicode(fp)
>>>> print u'C:\\ab\\unil'
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