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Date:   Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:08:07 -0700
From:   Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>
To:     Jani Nikula <jani.nikula@...ux.intel.com>,
        Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@...pensource.com>
Cc:     "linux-doc@...r.kernel.org" <linux-doc@...r.kernel.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-media <linux-media@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] docs: kernel-doc comments are ASCII

On 08/31/17 10:55, Jani Nikula wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Aug 2017, Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org> wrote:
>> On 08/31/17 09:36, Jani Nikula wrote:
>>> On Thu, 31 Aug 2017, Jani Nikula <jani.nikula@...ux.intel.com> wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 31 Aug 2017, Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org> wrote:
>>>>> On 08/31/17 07:17, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
>>>>>> On Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:56:26 -0300
>>>>>> Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@...pensource.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> It should have something to do with python version and/or to some
>>>>>>> locale info at the system, as neither I or Jon can reproduce it.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I can't reproduce it here, but I have certainly seen situations where
>>>>>> Python 2 wants to run with the ascii codec by default.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Note that the exception happens in our Sphinx extension, not in Sphinx
>>>>>> itself.  We've had other non-ascii text in our docs, so I think Sphinx is
>>>>>> doing the right thing.  The problem is with our own code.  If I could
>>>>>> reproduce it, it shouldn't be too hard to track down - take out that
>>>>>> massive "except anything" block and see where it explodes.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Randy, which distribution are you running, and are you using their version
>>>>>> of Sphinx?
>>>>>
>>>>> opensuse LEAP 42.2
>>>>> Yes, their sphinx 1.3.1.
>>>>
>>>> What's your LANG setting? I think that's what it boils down to, and
>>>> trying to work around non-UTF-8 LANG in both python 2 and 3 compatible
>>>> ways.
>>>>
>>>> The odd thing is that I can reproduce the issue using a small python
>>>> snippet, but not through Sphinx.
>>>
>>> Your original error message suggests your Sphinx actually uses python
>>> 3. Can you check that? The clue is that it's the *decode* that fails.
>>
>> Where do you see that clue?
> 
> The message, "'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe2 in position 6368:
> ordinal not in range(128)". In my testing I could only get that *decode*
> error message using python 3.
> 
>> My /usr/bin/python is linked to python2.7:
>>
>>> ll /usr/bin/python
>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Jun 10 19:59 /usr/bin/python -> python2.7*
> 
> Sure, but how about 'head $(which sphinx-build)'?

You are correct:

#!/usr/bin/python3

> I could be completely mistaken too. ;)


-- 
~Randy

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