[Python-Dev] file read-ahead with Mac end-of-line

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Mon Aug 18 09:16:21 EDT 2003

    Guido> I'm not familiar with the csv module, but if it opens the file in
    Guido> binary mode, readline() and next() are *required* to only honor
    Guido> \n as the line end character.  Maybe the csv module ought to open
    Guido> the file in universal newline mode (f = open(filename, "U")?

That makes sense.  I think the csv module will have to do its own
end-of-line detection, since the end-of-line terminator is explicit.

    Guido> The patch you give would make next() behave like universal
    Guido> newline mode in all modes, which is definitely wrong.

Good thing I asked. ;-)


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