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Jul 9, 2012, 1:45 PM
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Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy [at] udel> added the comment:
[issue13532] In IDLE, sys.stdout and sys.stderr can write any pickleable object
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Thanks Martin. I was thinking of adding special-casing inside the rpcproxy class, but the wrapping is pretty clean and clear. Works great in 3.3 Win7-64.
The 2.7 message 'expected a character buffer object' is technically correct*, but opaque, especially to beginners. I actually prefer the 3.x style message, except that 'str' should be expanded to 'string'. (We especially should not say 'character buffer object' until we test for exactly that.)
*My impression is that 2.7 unicode is not a character buffer object, but gets auto converted to str/bytes, which is.
On the technically correct front, bytearray in 2.7 is a character buffer object that .write() can write, but it is not a subclass of basestring. So the widened test in the followup patch
should be widened further.
- if not isinstance(s, basestring):
- raise TypeError('must be str, not ' + type(s).__name__)
+ if not isinstance(s, (basestring, bytearray)):
+ raise TypeError('must be string, not ' + type(s).__name__)
Are there any other 'character buffer' classes that should be included? What *is* the test that 2.7 .write() uses to determine what is such? Can it even be written in Python (rather than C)?
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