[Web-SIG] PEP 444 (aka Web3)

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri Sep 17 10:29:31 CEST 2010

Am 16.09.2010 20:00, schrieb Ian Bicking:
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 12:35 PM, Guido van Rossum
> <guido at python.org
> <mailto:guido at python.org>> wrote:
>     On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 10:01 AM, Ian Bicking
>     <ianb at colorstudy.com
>     <mailto:ianb at colorstudy.com>> wrote:
>     > Well, reiterating some things I've said before:
>     >
>     > * This is clearly just WSGI slightly reworked, why the new name?
>     > * Why byte values in the environ?  No one has offered any real reason they
>     > are better than native strings.  I keep asking people to offer a reason,
>     > *and no one ever does*.  It's just hyperbole and distraction.  Frankly I'm
>     > feeling annoyed.  So far my experience makes me believe using native strings
>     > will make it easier to port and support libraries across 2 and 3.
>     Hm. IIUC the proposal is to implicitly assume Latin1 when decoding the
>     bytes to Unicode. I worry that this will just perpetuate mojibake and
>     other atrocities committed in Python 2.
> I was reading http://python.org/dev/peps/pep-0444/ -- is there another revision
> under discussion?  This seems to explicitly say all environ values will be
> bytes.  There have been other str-oriented proposals, including mod_wsgi's
> implementation.

IIUC Guido was referring to your proposal.


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