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Author eric.araujo
Recipients Santiago.Romero, belopolsky, benjamin.peterson, cgwalters, dexen, doughellmann, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, fperez, loewis, mark.dickinson, mcepl, nwerneck, orsenthil, r.david.murray, rhettinger, vstinner, wombat
Date 2011-10-23.05:36:13
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$ ./python 
Python 2.7.2+ (2.7:27ae7d4e1983+, Oct 23 2011, 00:09:06) 
[GCC 4.6.1] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import shlex
>>> shlex.split(u'Hello, World!')
['Hello,', 'World!']

This bug was fixed indirectly by a StringIO fix in 27ae7d4e1983, for #1548891.  BTW, this report was a duplicate of #6988, closed a year ago.

Python 2.7.3 will finally support unicode in shlex, so the doc change requested in this report is outdated.  However, I still want to do something for this.  I’ve noticed that shlex.split’s argument can be a file-like object, and I wonder if passing a StringIO.StringIO(my_unicode_string) wouldn’t work.  If such a short recipe works, I’m all for including it in the 2.7 docs for users of older versions.  If a longer recipe is needed, then ActiveState’s Python Cookbook would be more appropriate, and I’ll add a link to the docs.  If it’s very long and requires a PyPI project, then I’m willing to link to that.
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2011-10-23 05:36:14eric.araujosetrecipients: + eric.araujo, loewis, rhettinger, mark.dickinson, belopolsky, orsenthil, vstinner, dexen, benjamin.peterson, cgwalters, mcepl, ezio.melotti, doughellmann, r.david.murray, nwerneck, fperez, Santiago.Romero, wombat
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