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Importing after reassigning sys.stdout fails on Python 3 #30

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takluyver opened this Issue Dec 13, 2013 · 0 comments

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takluyver commented Dec 13, 2013

With an error like this:

  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pexpect/__init__.py", line 276, in <module>
    class spawn(object):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pexpect/__init__.py", line 286, in spawn
    write_to_stdout = sys.stdout.buffer.write
AttributeError: '_io.StringIO' object has no attribute 'buffer'

The aim was to have a standard way to write bytes to stdout, but if stdout is reassigned to a StringIO, which expects unicode, it's not clear what we should do about that.

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