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Author vstinner
Recipients ezio.melotti, vstinner
Date 2017-01-11.11:27:21
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pep540.patch: first draft


* Add sys.flags.utf8mode
* Add -X utf8 command line option
* Add PYTHONUTF8 environment variable
* sys.stdin, sys.stdout and sys.stderr encoding and errors are modified in UTF-8 mode
* open() default encoding and errors is modified in the UTF-8 mode
* Add Lib/test/
* Skip a few tests relying on the locale encoding if the UTF-8 mode is enabled
* Document changes

Allowed options:

* Disable UTF-8 mode: -X utf8=0 or PYTHONUTF8=0
* Enable UTF-8 mode: -X utf8=1 or PYTHONUTF8=1
* Enable UTf-8 Strict mode: -X utf8=strict or PYTHONUTF8=strict
* Other -X utf8 and PYTHONUTF8 values cause a fatal error

Prioririties (highest to lowest):

* open() encoding and errors arguments
* UTF-8 mode
* os.device_encoding()
* locale encoding


* re-encode sys.argv from the local encoding to UTF-8 in Py_Main() when the UTF-8 mode is enabled
* support strict mode in Py_DecodeLocale() and Py_EncodeLocale()
Date User Action Args
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2017-01-11 11:27:22vstinnersetmessageid: <>
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