[IPython-dev] IPython and unicode (planning ahead for Py3k)
Wed Nov 11 19:10:24 CST 2009
> These should be enormously rare, I think. By and large, we are mostly
> with representing ~/, right? I think it is reasonable to only support
> Unicode file paths and not support *completely* arbitrary file paths. I
> doubt we
> will get a single bug report.
Yes, I think they are rare. I need to learn more about unicode. When you
say we should
support encoded unicode paths, does that mean the current get_home_dir
decode) would have to change?
It does things like:
Should we just return unicode(homedir) instead? I guess I can no longer
> Also, perhaps it's not worth noting, but OS X appears to require UTF-8
> of filenames. I.e., one should use unicode strings in Python to represent
Seems like unicode is the way to go then. Thanks for the info.
> Robert Kern
> "I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
> that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it
> an underlying truth."
> -- Umberto Eco
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