Python under PowerShell adds characters
steve at pearwood.info
Thu Mar 30 01:06:04 EDT 2017
On Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:29:48 +0300, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> I'd expect not having to deal with Unicode
> decoding exceptions with arbitrary input.
That's just silly. If you have *arbitrary* bytes, not all byte-sequences
are valid Unicode, so you have to expect decoding exceptions, if you're
Coming back to your complaint: Python 3 might default to automatically
decoding stdin to Unicode, but you can choose to read stdin as bytes if
you so wish.
> There recently was a related debate on the Guile mailing list. Like
> Python3, Guile2 is sensitive to illegal UTF-8 on the command line and in
> the standard streams. An emacs developer was urging Guile developers to
> follow emacs's example and support a superset of UTF-8 and Unicode where
> all byte strings can be bijectively mapped into text.
I'd like to read that. Got a link?
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