Yet another unicode WTF
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Fri Jun 5 05:51:03 EDT 2009
Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk> writes:
> The only way to think about this (in Python 2.x, at least) is to
> consider stream and file objects as things which only understand plain
> byte strings. Consequently, use of the codecs module is required if
> receiving/sending Unicode objects from/to streams and files.
Actually strings in Python 2.4 or later have the ‘encode’ method, with
no need for importing extra modules:
$ python -c 'import sys; sys.stdout.write(u"\u03bb\n".encode("utf-8"))'
$ python -c 'import sys; sys.stdout.write(u"\u03bb\n".encode("utf-8"))' > foo ; cat foo
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