I assumed that the type/value errors are no longer valid in Python 3, so I
removed the 3 checks in reflection_test.testStringUTF8Encoding(). All unit
tests now pass!
On Tuesday, September 25, 2012 1:47:09 PM UTC-7, Charles Law wrote:
> I thought about this a little, and realized that both unicode and str type
> strings are passed into fields that have cpp_type CPP_STRING and field_type
> TYPE_STRING. I know the 7-bit character limit is only imposed on str type
> strings - all the extreme value tests use unicode strings. In Python3, all
> strings are unicode, so should this limit only exist in Python 2.x?
> On Friday, September 21, 2012 6:16:41 PM UTC-7, Charles Law wrote:
>> I've made an attempt to create a Python3 compatible version of protobufs.
>> I have some code that passes pretty much all the unit tests which I've
>> posted here:
>> I probably won't have a chance to look at this again for a couple weeks
>> if not longer, so I want to get it out there. In my attempt I decided to
>> follow the advice in another post, and treat python3 as a new language. To
>> get python3 working, you'll have to compile the C code. There are also a
>> few issues I ran into along the way:
>> - I decided to use strings where unicode is used in Python 2. I was
>> originally going to try to use bytes/bytearrays, but they do not support
>> bit characters, and some of the setup.py tests use "exotic" 16 bit chrs.
>> (Warning: I might have something conceptually wrong here)
>> - There are places where byte data is stored as strings, then
>> converted to unicode. I ended up converting strings (I called them
>> bytestr's) to normal strings. I'm not sure this is done correctly
>> everywhere though.
>> - Data is packed/unpacked using struct.pack/unpack which is done
>> using bytes instead of strings in Python3. I have simple
>> and bytes_to_string() functions to do this.
>> What's left is:
>> - There are a couple Exceptions that I don't throw. They are
>> supposed to be where the Python2 code converts from unicode strings to
>> regular strings. I am definitely missing something conceptually here - I
>> haven't figured out how Python 2x supports strings with "exotic"
>> characters, but not strings like u'a\x80a'. If someone can solve this
>> problem & figure out when to throw the exceptions Python3 will be *
>> fully* working.
>> I might have small bits of time here or there but I don't think I can
>> devote the time I need to get this finished for several weeks, so if
>> someone wants to finish this up, feel free to fork this code. If anyone
>> wants to see what I did, the best way to do this is to diff between the
>> latest commit and commit 49ccf5d8b3b688c335dc35bcb9f219eca78c7210.
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