Hi all. I’m looking at Aerospike among other options to replace memcached. Current code is expecting UTF-8 strings, but everything is coming back from Aerospike as unicode. The docs say that Aerospike stores strings internally as UTF-8, so I don’t see why this is coming back the way it is. There is a lot of code that fails due to string formatting. Is there any client (or maybe server?) config that can change this behavior?
I also tested out setting sys.setdefaultencoding(‘UTF8’) just to see what would happen and there’s no change.
FWIW, I’m currently running Python 2.7.6 and aerospike 1.0.37