[Python-Dev] str object going in Py3K

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Feb 15 18:51:49 CET 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 09:17 -0800, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> Regarding open vs. opentext, I'm still not sure. I don't want to
> generalize from the openbytes precedent to openstr or openunicode
> (especially since the former is wrong in 2.x and the latter is wrong
> in 3.0). I'm tempting to hold out for open() since it's most
> compatible.

If we go with two functions, I'd much rather hang them off of the file
type object then add two new builtins.  I really do think file.bytes()
and file.text() (a.k.a. open.bytes() and open.text()) is better than
opentext() or openbytes().


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