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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Jan 11 18:16:37 CET 2010

> But an autodetect feature is not a codec. Sure it should be reusable,
> but making it a codec seems to be  a weird hack to me.

Well, the existing UTF-16 codec also is an autodetect feature (to
detect the endianness), and I don't consider it a weird hack.


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