[Python-Dev] Improve open() to support reading file starting with an unicode BOM

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Jan 8 15:34:26 CET 2010

Victor Stinner <victor.stinner <at> haypocalc.com> writes:
> I wrote a new version of my patch (version 3):
>  * don't change the default behaviour: use open(filename, encoding="BOM") to 
> check the BOM is there is any

Well, I think if we implement this the default behaviour *should* be changed.
It looks a bit senseless to have two different "auto-choose" options, one with
encoding=None and one with encoding="BOM".



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