Python 3 is killing Python

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Wed Jul 16 17:23:25 CEST 2014

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at> wrote:
> In other words, the well-meaning Python3 blindly obeys the locale even
> though I "simply stipulated" that my input is UTF-8.

Except that you didn't - that input was not UTF-8. When you put a text
string as redirected input and then change LANG, you're lying to the
system, and you deserve all you get. Why are you even doing this,
other than to be able to point and laugh at programs that do the wrong
thing - when you've instructed them wrongly?


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