[Python-Dev] file read-ahead with Mac end-of-line
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Mon Aug 18 09:18:59 EDT 2003
>> I don't know how (or if) this should work with universal newline
>> support. We expect files to be opened in binary mode, so I don't
>> know if universal newline support applies.
aahz> Why do you expect binary rather than text mode? I've always
aahz> thought of CSV files as text and would expect the usual line
aahz> ending issues that are supposed to be solved with universal
I think the csv module was started before universal newline mode was
available. We allow the user to specify the line terminator, and I suppose
it could be anything, hence binary mode. We'll have to consider whether
universal newline mode - along with an implicit restriction in possible EOL
sequences - is the way to go.
Thanks for the feedback,
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