[I18n-sig] Modified open() builtin (Re: Python Character Model)

Paul Prescod paulp@ActiveState.com
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 00:16:50 -0800

"M.-A. Lemburg" wrote:
> ...
> Any reason why we cannot use a keyword argument for encoding
> and put it at the end of the argument list ? The result is:
> 1. no ambiguity
> 2. backward compatibility
> 3. good visibility of what the argument stands for (without having
>    to look up the manual for e.g. the meaning of 'mbcs')

I would like to have the option of one day making it a required argument
without having to also make mode and bytes required. Mode would be a
minor inconvenience but bytes would be major.

 Paul Prescod