[Python-Dev] New lines, carriage returns, and Windows

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Sep 27 04:04:13 CEST 2007

Dino Viehland wrote:
> When writing a string in text mode that contains \r\n we both write \r\r\n

Maybe there should be a universal newlines mode defined for
output as well as input, which translates any of "\r", "\n"
or "\r\n" into the platform line ending.

Although I suspect that a string containing "\r\n" is going
to cause more problems for Python applications than this.
E.g. consider what happens when you try to split a string
on newlines.

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