Unicode error on Windows

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Thu Jul 9 04:43:07 BST 2009


2009/7/9 John Arbash Meinel <john at arbash-meinel.com>:
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> Martin Pool wrote:
>> What do you think should happen when we have a character that can't be
>> shown on the console?  Maybe we should map it to '?' or similar?
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> So 'ls' was intended to be a scripting interface, so I chose to be
> 'strict' here, rather than have someone try to do something with 'ls'
> but have it act on a non-existent file.
>
> I'm certainly willing to be convinced otherwise, but I figured I should
> mention where I was coming from.

I think making it strict was a reasonable choice, and this probably
comes down to something like
https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/bzr/+bug/340394 so that people can say
"I know, but just fold those characters for me this time."


-- 
Martin <http://launchpad.net/~mbp/>



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