[Python-3000] Pre-PEP: Easy Text File Decoding

David Hopwood david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Sep 12 01:29:13 CEST 2006

Paul Prescod wrote:
> The PEP doesn't deal with streams. It is about files.

An important part of the Unix design philosophy (partially adopted by Windows)
is to make streams and files behave as similarly as possible. It is quite
feasible to make *some* detection algorithms work for streams, and this is
an advantage over algorithms that don't work for streams.

David Hopwood <david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk>

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