On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 3:42 PM, Brian Candler <b.candler / pobox.com> wrote:
> ... ƭ  
>
> will attempt to re-encode str from its current encoding to UTF-8, and
> may raise an exception if it cannot do so.

good

> So if you want to write programs which don't crash, the first is
> arguably better.

we disagree there but what do you mean by "crash"?

best regards -botp