[IPython-dev] Pasting fix, unicode woes

Thomas Kluyver takowl@gmail....
Wed Sep 8 04:24:04 CDT 2010


On 8 September 2010 07:41, <ipython-dev-request@scipy.org> wrote:

> In python3, unicode *source* is valid, so eventually we'll have to
> deal with it, like it or not.
>

For information, in making it run on python3, I stripped out one piece of
code that checks if identifiers are pure ascii:
http://github.com/takowl/ipython/commit/0636636f5da692f198f3d4cbf3f04fc4e2b131bf#diff-2

This works, at least in my simple tests. Only script characters (not symbols
and punctuation) can be used as identifiers, but I imagine that this is by
design.

I've just tested, and the python3 version can handle unicode filenames with
zero fuss (including tab completion), though I think this is down to Python
3 itself rather than anything I can take credit for.

Thomas
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