Alternative to print()

(Nobu) #1

print() in python2.7 has some glitches with unicode, and you might get UnicodeEncodeError when you have unicode characters in alphabet.txt and redirect the output from to a file:

python -u \
  > log/somewhere

There are a couple of ways to avoid getting the exception, for instance having export PYTHONIOENCODING=utf-8.

How about using built-in logging like tf_logging instead of the current prefix_print()/print()?

(kdavis) #2

Could you file this as a bug against the current code base in github?

(Egolge) #3

As a side note, Python3 has no such problem. I think at some point we need to upgrade things to Python 3 since some of the libraries are also ditching 2.7 (e.g. Numpy, Scipy, probably TensorFlow soon, PyTorch).

(Lissyx) #4

We do already have builds for 2.7, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6. On TaskCluster, we just still stick to 2.7 for training the model, but it is an easy switch to perform.