[Python-Dev] Quick sum up about open() + BOM

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Jan 9 01:09:48 CET 2010

Hello Victor,

Victor Stinner <victor.stinner <at> haypocalc.com> writes:
> (1) Change default open() behaviour or make it optional?
> Antoine would like to check BOM by default, because both options (system 
> locale vs checking for BOM) is the same thing.

To be clear, I am not saying it is the same thing. What I think is that it would
be a mistake to use a mildly unreliable heuristic by default (the locale +
device encoding heuristic) but refuse to trust a more reliable heuristic (the
BOM-based detection algorithm).



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