[Python-Dev] PEP 278 - finished?

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 11 Apr 2002 16:33:08 -0400

> there's enough "Mode U cannot be combined" stuff in the
> PEP to make me think that they're slightly more than just a
> minor variation.
> I think you can simplify the PEP somewhat by emphasizing
> the difference.  making things simpler is never a bad idea.
> > Also, changing the mode is a morelocalized change (it's all in
> > fileobject.c).
> I'm willing to do the work necessary to provide an alternate
> factory/constructor.  from what I can tell, all that has to be
> done is is to apply the patch, and do some fairly straight-
> forward refactoring.
> (and perhaps some slight API renaming -- the functions in
> there are clearly too useful to deserve names like
> Py_UniversalNewlineFgets -- "there is no permanent place in this
> world for ugly names" ;-)
> so +1 on checking it in as it stands, but -0 on not touching
> the result until 2.3 final...

OK, good.  I'll leave this between you & Jack then.  I'll try to make
sure you two actually do something about the open items before 2.3 is

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