[New-bugs-announce] [issue11311] StringIO.readline(0) returns incorrect results

Ville Skyttä report at bugs.python.org
Thu Feb 24 22:32:22 CET 2011

New submission from Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi>:

Python 2.7 (r27:82500, Sep 16 2010, 18:02:00) 
[GCC 4.5.1 20100907 (Red Hat 4.5.1-3)] on linux2
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>>> import StringIO
>>> StringIO.StringIO("foo").readline(0)

I don't think this is the correct behavior, or at least it is not consistent with other file objects' readline() which return an empty string with .readline(0).

For example:

>>> import cStringIO
>>> cStringIO.StringIO("foo").readline(0)


>>> file("/usr/bin/python").readline(0)

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 129314
nosy: scop
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: StringIO.readline(0) returns incorrect results
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.7

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