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Author tarek
Recipients lemburg, loewis, tarek
Date 2008-04-08.13:26:14
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> For writing the metadata, we don't need to make any assumptions. We
> can just write the bytes as-is. This is how distutils has behaved
> for many releases now, and this is how users have been using it.

But write_pkg_file will use ascii encoding if we don't indicate it

>>> pkg_info.write('Author: %s\n' % self.get_contact() )

So wouldn't a light fix in write_pkg_file() would be sufficient when a
unicode(field) fails, as MAL mentioned ? by trying utf8:

>>> try:
...    pkg_info.write('Author: %s\n' % self.get_contact() )
... except UnicodeEncodeError:
...    pkg_info.write('Author: %s\n' % self.get_contact().encode('utf8') ) 

As far as I know, this simple change will not impact people and will
just make it possible to use Unicode. And everything will be fine under
Py3K as it is now.

But I don't know yet how this would impact 3rd party softwares that reads
the egg-info file. But like MAL said, they will have to get fixed as well.
Date User Action Args
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