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assignee='https://github.com/serhiy-storchaka'closed_at=<Date2015-01-27.08:54:56.094>created_at=<Date2014-08-27.10:50:20.603>labels= ['extension-modules', 'type-feature']
title='Allow backslashreplace error handler to be used on input'updated_at=<Date2015-01-27.08:54:56.094>user='https://github.com/ncoghlan'
In the discussion on bpo-18814, Antoine pointed out that in a Python 3 world, using backslashescape during decoding actually makes sense - it lets you accurately report arbitrary bytes in the sequence, without needing surrogateescape or surrogatepass to be used when encoding later.