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