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Re: [PATCH] decodetree: Open files with encoding='utf-8'

From: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé
Subject: Re: [PATCH] decodetree: Open files with encoding='utf-8'
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2021 19:02:20 +0100
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On 1/8/21 6:14 PM, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Jan 2021 at 16:44, Philippe Mathieu-Daudé <f4bug@amsat.org> wrote:
>> On 1/8/21 4:38 PM, Peter Maydell wrote:
>>> Should we also be opening the output file explicitly as
>>> utf-8 ? (How do we say "write to sys.stdout as utf-8" for
>>> the case where we're doing that?)
>> I have been wondering about it, but the content written
>> in the output file is plain C code using only ASCII,
>> which any locale is able to process. But indeed maybe
>> we prefer ignore the user locale... I'm not sure.
> I'm not a python expert so I don't know what the usual thing
> is here, but it seems to me better to insulate our build
> process from what the user's locale happens to be set to,
> even if it happens that we currently only output ASCII.

OK, I'll respin.

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