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From Leo Kim <>
Subject Re: fastbinary.c utf8 support
Date Fri, 03 Sep 2010 16:03:39 GMT
Are users of fastbinary.c expected to use ASCII encoding exclusively? The code generator has
the option to force UTF8 encoding/decoding for strings, so  one could argue that fastbinary.c
should have an analog version that works only on UTF8 encoded strings. 

On Sep 2, 2010, at 11:49 PM, David Reiss <> wrote:

> We don't actually use the "UTF8" field type.  That should probably be
> removed entirely.  Unfortunately, there is currently no way for the
> accelerator module to determine whether the user wants a given value
> to be decoded into a unicode object or returned as a str.
> --David
> On 09/02/2010 07:26 PM, Leo Kim wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I didn't see utf8 support in fastbinary.c in thrift-0.4.0, so I hacked
>> something in. I'm not a Python C API expert (nor a unicode expert),
>> but the attached patch appears to work when sending utf8 encoded
>> strings whereas without the patch I'd encounter the
>> "UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte ..." error.
>> I offer it to this mailing list for review as I'm interested in
>> feedback regarding correctness and general interest in this patch.
>> thx
>> leo

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