Monday, 16. October 2006 16:26.Here is something that surprises me.
#coding: iso-8859-1 s1=u"Frau Müller machte große Augen" s2="Frau Müller machte große Augen" if s1 == s2: pass
Running this code produces a UnicodeDecodeError:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "tmp.py", line 4, in ? if s1 == s2: UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xfc in position 6: ordinal not in range(128)
I would have expected that "s1 == s2" gives True... or maybe False... but raising an error here is unnecessary. I guess that the comparison operator decides to convert s2 to a Unicode but forgets that I said #coding: iso-8859-1 at the beginning of the file.
(Also posted to comp.lang.python; see comments there.)