[Python-Dev] Python3 "complexity"
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Thu Jan 9 08:16:16 CET 2014
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> writes:
> On 9 January 2014 10:07, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> > Kristján Valur Jónsson <kristjan at ccpgames.com> writes:
> >> Believe it or not, sometimes you really don't care about encodings.
> >> Sometimes you just want to parse text files.
> > Files don't contain text, they contain bytes. Bytes only become text
> > when filtered through the correct encoding.
> Set the mode to "rb", process it as binary. Done.
Which entails abandoning the stated goal of “just want to parse text
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