Recently, "Tim Peters" email@example.com said:
Radical idea: don't do anything to turn on "universal newlines" -- say it's just what "text mode" means in Python. Then you only have to worry about picking a letter to turn it off <wink>.
This is how I started. But I changed it because a file in universal newline input mode is going to be slower than in normal text input mode. Especially when I looked at the code for doing readline() on Windows to squeeze out the last few nanoseconds I thought that this should probably be an option, not the default. -- Jack Jansen | ++++ stop the execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal ++++ Jack.Jansen@oratrix.com | ++++ if you agree copy these lines to your sig ++++ www.cwi.nl/~jack | see http://www.xs4all.nl/~tank/spg-l/sigaction.htm