[New-bugs-announce] [issue16965] 2to3 should rewrite execfile() to open in 'rb' mode
Barry A. Warsaw
report at bugs.python.org
Mon Jan 14 19:24:06 CET 2013
New submission from Barry A. Warsaw:
In this distribute bug I describe a problem when pip installing mimeparse, which has a setup.py with a BOM. distribute uses execfile() which gets fixed in Python 3 to use a combination of compile(open()) as the fixer.
I think the problem is that the fixer opens the file in text mode, which leaves the BOM as a bogus first character, causing the SyntaxError. Instead, if the fixer opened the file in binary mode, then the BOM would be handled correctly by compile().
components: 2to3 (2.x to 3.x conversion tool)
title: 2to3 should rewrite execfile() to open in 'rb' mode
versions: Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 3.4
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