[Python-Dev] Encoding detection in the standard library?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Apr 21 23:31:06 CEST 2008

> This is useful when you get a hunk of data which _should_ be some  
> sort of intelligible text from the Big Scary Internet (say, a posted  
> web form or email message), and you want to do something useful with  
> it (say, search the content).

I don't think that should be part of the standard library. People
will mistake what it tells them for certain.


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