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Author chris.jerdonek
Recipients Arfrever, Ariel.Ben-Yehuda, berker.peksag, chris.jerdonek, eric.smith, ezio.melotti, loewis, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2012-09-17.02:02:20
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I did some analysis of this issue.

For starters, I could not reproduce this on Mac OS X 10.7.4.  I iterated through all available locales, and the separator was ASCII in all cases.

Instead, I was able to fake the issue by changing "," to "\xa0" in the following line--

and then reproduce with:

>>> u'{:,}'.format(10000)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xa0 in position 2: ordinal not in range(128)
>>> format(10000, u',')
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xa0 in position 2: ordinal not in range(128)

However, note this difference (see also issue 15952)--

>>> (10000).__format__(u',')

The issue seems to be that PyObject_Format() in Objects/abstract.c (which, unlike int__format__() in Objects/intobject.c, does respect whether the format string is unicode or not) calls int__format__() to get the formatted string as a byte string.  It then passes this to PyObject_Unicode() to convert to unicode.  This in turn calls PyUnicode_FromEncodedObject() with a NULL encoding, which causes that code to use PyUnicode_GetDefaultEncoding() for the encoding (i.e. sys.getdefaultencoding()).

The right way to fix this seems to be to make int__format__() return unicode as appropriate, which may mean modifying formatter.h's format_int_or_long_internal() to return unicode -- as well as taking into account the locale encoding when accessing the locale's thousands separator.
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2012-09-17 02:02:22chris.jerdoneksetrecipients: + chris.jerdonek, loewis, eric.smith, ezio.melotti, Arfrever, berker.peksag, serhiy.storchaka, Ariel.Ben-Yehuda
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