Author JGoutin
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Date 2017-01-13.17:02:05
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Personally, I call "sys._enablelegacywindowsfsencoding()" for only one reason :
Temporary fixing issues with some third party libraries which use C code for files I/O (With filename as "mbcs" encoded bytes internally).

Theses libraries generally call "filename.encode(sys.getfilesystemencoding())" or "os.fsencode(filename)" before sending filenames from Python to C code.

Actually, I didn't see any side effect for using this function. Maybe because I call it at start before anything else.

Using the environment variable is not easy in my case.

I can look if encoding caching in fsencode is efficient (On Windows). And eventually propose a code change for this.
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