Does Python 3.x support Unicode-named attributes?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Thu Nov 19 21:21:48 CET 2009

>     Does Python 3.x support Unicode-named attributes?

Most certainly, yes. All identifiers (and thus all attribute
names) are Unicode strings in Python 3.x.

>     There are several modules which operate on HTML and try to
> hammer HTML/XML into Python object attributes.  I've had
> BeautifulSoup and "urllib" blow up at various times when
> running on non-English HTML/XML.
>     Got this error today:
> UnicodeWarning: Unicode equal comparison failed to
> convert both arguments to Unicode - interpreting
> them as being unequal
>   res = map(safe_map.__getitem__, s)

Perhaps the library you were using modified __dict__ directly,
thus getting non-string attribute names into the dict? Or perhaps
s is not a Unicode string?


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