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Python scripts cannot use hooks that may return invalid utf-8 with python 3 #1389

tribut opened this issue Aug 6, 2019 · 1 comment


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@tribut tribut commented Aug 6, 2019

Bug summary

When a hook sends non-utf8 data to python, a UnicodeDecodeError is immediately triggered. There is no way for the script to handle this.

Steps to reproduce

1. Load
2. Send a non-utf8 message from another client
3. Observe error

Current behavior

Any non-utf8 data cannot be processed by a python(3) script.

Expected behavior

Non-utf8 data is passed as bytes.

  • WeeChat version: v2.5-89-g210e86489
  • OS, distribution and version: Ubuntu disco

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@sim642 sim642 commented Aug 6, 2019

There's a related issue: #1220. While it is regarding a different signal (which got fixed to call with valid UTF-8), it also contains an extensive overview of the situation, including the bytes suggestion.

@flashcode flashcode self-assigned this Oct 11, 2019
@flashcode flashcode added this to the 2.7 milestone Oct 11, 2019
@flashcode flashcode closed this in 513f5a1 Oct 12, 2019
@flashcode flashcode removed the in progress label Oct 13, 2019
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