[Python-Dev] PEP 278 - finished?

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Thu, 11 Apr 2002 14:37:00 -0400

>>>>> "GvR" == Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

    GvR> One comment for Jack: I think that the 'newlines' attribute
    GvR> should exist even if universal newlines are not configured;
    GvR> it should always be None in that case.

Minor suggestions:

- when mixed newlines are found in a file, can the newlines attribute
  be a list of those that are found, instead of "mixed"?

- shouldn't open() mode "wU" also be illegal?

Other than that, +1 (it would squelch the complaints about the email
package on systems who's MTA doesn't convert to native-newlines for
mail program stdin).