[Python-Dev] 'text' mode rears its ugly head again

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 12:53:08 CEST 2007

Bill Janssen wrote:
> I've checked in the asyncore SSL patch, and the Windows buildbots are
> failing on the HTTPS test.  I believe it's due to this insane
> differentiation between between text files and binary files, a bad
> idea introduced by Windows and perpetuated (apparently) by Python.  I
> can't believe this wasn't eliminated in py3k!

The binary/text distinction is being increased in Py3k rather than 
reduced (the API for binary files uses bytes, the API for text files 
uses Unicode strings).


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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