[Python-Dev] Improve open() to support reading file starting with an unicode BOM
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Jan 11 18:59:08 CET 2010
> I must say that I find this whole thing pretty obvious. 'BOM' is not
> an encoding.
That I certainly agree with.
> That covers all usecases, is easy and obvious. Either open(file=foo,
> encoding=None) or open(file, encoding=encoding_from_bom(file))
> I can't see that open(file, encoding='BOM') has any benefit over this,
Well, it would have the advantage that Walter pointed out: you can
implement it independent of the open() implementation, and even provide
it in older versions of Python.
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