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Author ncoghlan
Recipients doerwalter, ezio.melotti, lemburg, ncoghlan, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2013-11-19.14:46:01
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Future proofing is irrelevant at this point - this is just about what
can realistically be implemented in 3.4, not what can be implemented
with the luxury of several months to rearchitect the codec system (and
if we were going to do that, we'd just fix the type mapping
introspection problem).

There is no "codec registry" - there is only the default codec search
function, the encodings import namespace, the normalisation algorithm
and the alias dictionary.

It sounds to me like you still believe it is possible to stick the
genie back in the bottle and limit the codec system to what *you*
think is a good idea. It doesn't work like that - the codecs module
already provides a fully general data transformation system backed by
lazy imports, and that isn't going to change due to backwards
compatibility constraints. The only option we have is whether or not
we file off the rough edges and try to ease the transition for users
migrating from Python 2, where all of the standard library codecs fit
within the limits of the text model, so the general purpose codec
infrastructure almost never came into play. Getting rid of it is no
longer a realistic option - documenting it, improving the failure
modes and potentially adding some features (in Python 3.5+) are the
only improvements that are genuinely feasible.
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