Yet another unicode WTF

Ron Garret rNOSPAMon at
Thu Jun 4 22:06:25 EDT 2009

In article <h09ten$5qg$1 at>,
 Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:

> In message <rNOSPAMon-E7E08B.18181804062009 at>, Ron 
> Garret wrote:
> > Python 2.6.2 on OS X 10.5.7:
> Same result, Python 2.6.1-3 on Debian Unstable. My $LANG is en_NZ.UTF-8.
> > ... I always thought one of the fundamental
> > invariants of unix processes was that there's no way for a process to
> > know what's on the other end of its stdout.
> Well, there have long been functions like isatty(3). That's probably what's 
> involved here.

Oh.  Right.  Duh.

I am having an unbelievably bad day involving lawyers.  (And not 
language lawyers, real ones.)

Found the answer here:


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