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Author methane
Recipients Arfrever, andyma, docs@python, ezio.melotti, methane, miss-islington, mjacob, ncoghlan, pitrou, sreepriya
Date 2020-06-18.11:19:04
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> Manuel Jacob <> added the comment:
> If the encoding supports it, since which Python version do
> Py_DecodeLocale() and os.fsencode() roundtrip?

Maybe, since Python 3.2. FWIW, fsencode is added by Victor in

> The background of my question is that Mercurial goes some extra rounds to
> determine the correct encoding to emulate what Py_EncodeLocale() would do:
> . If os.fsencode() could be used, it would simplify the code. Mercurial
> supports Python 3.5+.

I think it is a right approach.
One of the important use case of os.fsencode is using file path from
sys.argv even if it can not be decoded by filesystem encoding.
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2020-06-18 11:19:04methanesetrecipients: + methane, ncoghlan, pitrou, ezio.melotti, Arfrever, docs@python, mjacob, sreepriya, andyma, miss-islington
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