Another (simple) unicode question

John Machin sjmachin at
Thu Oct 29 14:06:30 CET 2009

On Oct 29, 10:02 pm, Rustom Mody <rustompm... at> wrote:
> Construct a kick-ass binary file
> structurer (written by a 21 year old!)
> I thought of trying to port it to python3 but it barfs on some unicode
> related stuff (after running 2to3) which I am unable to wrap my head
> around.
> Can anyone direct me to what I should read to try to understand this?

"unicode related stuff" is rather vague. Have you read the Python
Unicode HOWTO? Joel Spolsky's article?

In any case, it's a debugging problem, isn't it? Could you possibly
consider telling us the error message, the traceback, a few lines of
the 3.x code around where the problem is, and the corresponding 2.x
lines? Are you using 3.1.1 and 2.6.4? Does your test work in 2.6?

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