[Python-Dev] PEP 385: the eol-type issue

Neil Hodgson nyamatongwe at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 00:22:14 CEST 2009

Glenn Linderman:

> and perhaps other things (and
> are there new Unicode control characters that could be used for line
> endings?),

   Unicode includes Line Separator U+2028 and Paragraph Separator
U+2029 but they are rarely supported and very rarely used. They are a
pain to work with since they are 3 byte sequences in UTF-8. Visual
Studio does support them.

   Python does not currently support these line separators such as in
this example which only reads 2 lines rather than 3:

with open("x.txt", "wb") as f:
with open("x.txt", "r") as f:
	n = 1
	for l in f.readlines():
		print(n, repr(l))
		n += 1


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