py3k RC-1: "LookupError: unknown encoding: uft-8"

I just installed the first release candidate of Python 3.0 and got this error after typing:

>>> help('modules foo')
[...]
LookupError: unknown encoding: uft-8

Notice that it says uft-8 and not utf-8

Is this a py3k specific bug or a misconfiguration on my part? I do not have any other versions of Python installed on this French locale Windows XP SP3 machine.

Edit

A bug has been filled by Alex Coventry on October 16th.


Asked by: Melissa192 | Posted: 01-10-2021






Answer 1

It's not a typo, it's a deliberate error in a test module.

met% pwd
/home/coventry/src/Python-3.0rc1
met% rgrep uft-8 .
./Lib/test/bad_coding.py:# -*- coding: uft-8 -*-
./py3k/Lib/test/bad_coding.py:# -*- coding: uft-8 -*-

Removing this module causes the help command to fall over in a different way.

It is a bug, however. Someone should file a report.

Answered by: Dainton553 | Posted: 02-11-2021



Answer 2

Looks like a typo in a config file somewhere, whether in the Py3k package or on your machine. You might try installing the stable final Python 2.6 (which supports 3.0 syntax changes with imports from __future__), and if that works you should probably file a bug report.

Answered by: Stuart357 | Posted: 02-11-2021



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