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authorJohn Keeping <>2013-01-20 13:15:32 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-01-21 00:34:32 (GMT)
commit29cf0d3873d78f8b94353b37d9d3e32e51766a90 (patch)
treea9f3cb41b3007de479812160ea3a07c308576b2c /git_remote_helpers
parenta894ba17e636cd3dc9c58aa34d5b8211f849ecef (diff)
git_remote_helpers: fix input when running under Python 3
Although 2to3 will fix most issues in Python 2 code to make it run under Python 3, it does not handle the new strict separation between byte strings and unicode strings. There is one instance in git_remote_helpers where we are caught by this, which is when reading refs from "git for-each-ref". Fix this by operating on the returned string as a byte string rather than a unicode string. As this method is currently only used internally by the class this does not affect code anywhere else. Note that we cannot use byte strings in the source as the 'b' prefix is not supported before Python 2.7 so in order to maintain compatibility with the maximum range of Python versions we use an explicit call to encode(). Signed-off-by: John Keeping <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'git_remote_helpers')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/git_remote_helpers/git/ b/git_remote_helpers/git/
index e28cc8f..d3f90e1 100644
--- a/git_remote_helpers/git/
+++ b/git_remote_helpers/git/
@@ -18,13 +18,16 @@ class GitImporter(object):
def get_refs(self, gitdir):
"""Returns a dictionary with refs.
+ Note that the keys in the returned dictionary are byte strings as
+ read from git.
args = ["git", "--git-dir=" + gitdir, "for-each-ref", "refs/heads"]
- lines = check_output(args).strip().split('\n')
+ lines = check_output(args).strip().split('\n'.encode('ascii'))
refs = {}
for line in lines:
- value, name = line.split(' ')
- name = name.strip('commit\t')
+ value, name = line.split(' '.encode('ascii'))
+ name = name.strip('commit\t'.encode('ascii'))
refs[name] = value
return refs