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Author vstinner
Recipients Nam.Nguyen, arigo, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, lemburg, liori, r.david.murray, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2013-08-23.17:22:54
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> How it can break backward compatibility? Currently repr() just raises UnicodeEncodeError.

It depends on sys.getdefaultencoding() which can be modified in the site module (or in a PYTHONSTARTUP script) using sys.setdefaultencoding(). It should not possible to change the default encoding, and it was fixed in Python 3.
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