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Author ubershmekel
Recipients ishimoto, terry.reedy, ubershmekel, vstinner
Date 2011-10-26.06:36:32
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I use python a lot with Hebrew and many websites have internationalization which may involve unicode paths. I agree that saying "unicode paths are rare" is inaccurate. 

If the current situation isn't fixed though - you just can't use the resulting path for almost anything. Do you have a use case Ishimoto?

Windows XP and up implement paths as unicode, that means that a bytes api doesn't even make sense unless python does some encoding and decoding for you. E.g. python can use the unicode API's internally and return utf-8 encoded bytes. But you couldn't use these paths outside of python. The fact is you shouldn't be doing os.path.abspath(b'.') in windows to begin with.
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