[Python-Dev] open(): set the default encoding to 'utf-8' in Python 3.3?
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Tue Jun 28 21:06:01 CEST 2011
Ethan Furman wrote:
> Michael Foord wrote:
>> On 28/06/2011 17:34, Terry Reedy wrote:
>>> On 6/28/2011 10:48 AM, Michael Foord wrote:
>>>> On 28/06/2011 15:36, Terry Reedy wrote:
>>>>> S = open('myfile.txt').read()
>>>>> now return a text string in both Py2 and Py3 and a subsequent
>>>>> 'abc' in S
>>>>> works in both.
>>>> Nope, it returns a bytestring in Python 2.
>>> Which, in Py2 is a str() object.
>> Yes, but not a "text string". The equivalent of the Python 2 str in
>> Python 3 is bytes. Irrelevant discussion anyway.
> Irrelevant to the OP, yes, but a Python 2 string *is not* the same as
> Python 3 bytes. If you don't believe me fire up your Python 3 shell and
> try b'xyz' == 'y'.
er, make that b'xyz' == b'y' :(
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