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Re: Nova string encoding


On 2/13/12 8:16 PM, Andrew Bogott wrote:

2) At all points where strings enter Python (e.g. commandline args) immediately decode them into unicode (which can unambiguously contain all possible 8-bit encodings.)

For example, this patch (https://review.openstack.org/#change,4209) resolves the nova-manage case of bug 931667. That suggests that the internal code handles unicode just fine (for this particular case, at least), so we may not be as far out in the weeds as I feared.

Nonetheless, we need a policy and a comprehensive implementation of this policy. (e.g. the same problem remains if I add a user via Horizon.)