Author vstinner
Recipients baikie, dedded, ggenellina, loewis, vstinner
Date 2009-01-02.23:58:48
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> By the password database, I mean /etc/passwd or replacements that
> are accessible via getpwnam() and friends.  Users are often
> allowed to change things like the GECOS field, and can generally
> stick any old junk in there, regardless of encoding.

I started to patch pwd module to return bytes instead of unicode, but I didn't 
finished my work and the lost it :-/ Today, most UNIX uses UTF-8 as the 
default charset. About GECOS: is it really used? If you have real problems, 
open a new issue as proposed by Martin.
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