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Author loewis
Recipients BreamoreBoy, ishimoto, loewis, python-dev, serhiy.storchaka, steve.dower, terry.reedy, tim.golden, ubershmekel, vstinner, zach.ware
Date 2014-06-22.07:27:25
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I'm -1 on the patch. The string currently returned might be useless, but the fundamental problem is that using bytes for filenames on Windows just isn't sufficient for all cases. Microsoft has chosen to return question marks in the API, and Python should return them as the system vendor did.

Another alternative would be to switch to UTF-8 as the file system encoding on Windows, but that change might be too incompatible.
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2014-06-22 07:27:25loewissetrecipients: + loewis, terry.reedy, ishimoto, vstinner, tim.golden, ubershmekel, BreamoreBoy, python-dev, zach.ware, serhiy.storchaka, steve.dower
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