Need debugging knowhow for my creeping Unicodephobia
robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 22:48:12 CET 2010
On 2010-02-11 15:43 PM, mk wrote:
> MRAB wrote:
>> Strictly speaking, only Unicode can be encoded.
> How so? Can't bytestrings containing characters of, say, koi8r encoding
> be encoded?
I think he means that only unicode objects can be encoded using the .encode()
method, as clarified by his next sentence:
>> What Python 2 is doing here is trying to be helpful: if it's already a
>> bytestring then decode it first to Unicode and then re-encode it to a
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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