[Python-3000] encoding hell
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Sep 4 01:11:34 CEST 2006
Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> that's how seek/tell works on text files in today's Python, of course.
> if you're writing portable code, you can only seek to the beginning or
> end of the file, or to a position returned to you by tell.
True, but with arbitrary stacks of stream-transforming
objects the value might need to be even more opaque,
since it might need to encapsulate internal states of
decoders, etc. Could be very messy.
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