This issue tracker has been migrated to GitHub, and is currently read-only.
For more information, see the GitHub FAQs in the Python's Developer Guide.

Author vstinner
Recipients lemburg, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2020-01-14.21:54:41
SpamBayes Score -1.0
Marked as misclassified Yes
Message-id <>
bpo-37751 changed codecs.lookup() in a subtle way: non-ASCII characters are now ignored, whereas they were copied unmodified previously.

I would prefer that codecs.lookup() and encodings.normalize_encoding() behave the same. Either always ignore or always copy.

Moreover, it seems like there is no test on how the encoding names are normalized in codecs.register(). I recall that using codecs.register() in an unit test causes troubles since there is no API to unregister a search function. Maybe we should just add a private function for test in _testcapi.

Serhiy Storchaka wrote an example on my PR:

> There are other differences. For example, normalize_encoding("КОИ-8") returns "кои_8", but codecs.lookup normalizes it to "8".

> The comment in the sources is also not correct.
Date User Action Args
2020-01-14 21:54:42vstinnersetrecipients: + vstinner, lemburg, serhiy.storchaka
2020-01-14 21:54:42vstinnersetmessageid: <>
2020-01-14 21:54:42vstinnerlinkissue39337 messages
2020-01-14 21:54:41vstinnercreate