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Author vstinner
Recipients vstinner
Date 2010-05-20.12:09:23
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The file system is hardcoded to UTF-8 on Mac OS X, whereas the locale encoding... depends on the locale. See issue #4388 for the details.

I think that we should use the locale encoding to encode and decode command line arguments. We have to create a new encoding variable used for the command line arguments:
 * Py_CommandLineEncoding
 * sys.getcmdlineencoding()
 * (no sys.setcmdlineencoding() please!)
 * ...

This encoding only should be used on POSIX: Windows native type is unicode (wchar_t*). It should be used to decode sys.argv and to encode child processes arguments (subprocess, os.exec*(), etc.)).

On Linux, it should change anything because the file system encoding is the locale encoding. Said differently, Python3 does already use the locale encoding for the command arguments on Linux.

If you pass a filename on the command line and then open it: the filename is decoded with the locale encoding, and then encoded with the file system encoding. I fear that it will fail if both encodings are differents...
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