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Date 2015-08-11.11:28:27
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Serhiy, I understand the first reason, but says
> applicable to text encodings:
> [...]
> This code will then be turned back into the same byte when the 'surrogateescape' error handler is used when encoding the data.
Shouldn't it be corrected? Text encoding is defined as "A codec which encodes Unicode strings to bytes."

And about second one, could you explain a bit more? I mean, I don't know how to interpret it.

You say b'\xD8\x00' are invalid ASCII bytes, but from these two only 0xD8 is invalid. Also, we are talking about encoding here, str -> bytes, so who cares are resulting bytes ASCII compatible or not?
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