binary file woes... (was: Re: chr(26) => file reading bug)

Gordon McMillan gmcm at
Tue Mar 28 23:21:05 CEST 2000

Just van Rossum wrote:

> At 4:04 PM -0500 28-03-2000, Jeff Senn wrote:
> >Reminds me -- I noticed the other day that '' opens files in
> >default/non-binary mode which nearly caused me to delete a whole bunch
> >of non-different files... :-( given the name of the module and the
> >analogous unix command -- this is probably the wrong behavior...
> It has been fixed in the CVS version, and two patches later the entire
> module was declared obsolete...

It's still there, just named "" (so as not to clash with 
the builtin). Actually, dircmp and some related stuff has also 
been folded in.

- Gordon

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