On Apr 25, 2014, at 11:47 AM, Terry Reedy firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
So I wonder whether the thought-to-be-buggy behavior is actually buggy with respect to all the supported styles or just some of them.
I can't how being able to write a file that isn't read back with the same meaning could be anything but a bug (or missing feature). Regardless of what ( lack of ) standard it is or isn't conforming to.
Also, if it is often used just to read ini files, then those uses wouldn't be effected by more strictness on writing ...
But the way, last I checked elmentree had a similar problem -- it would quite happily write invalid XML that it wouldn't read back in...
-- Terry Jan Reedy
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