readling newlines

Francis Avila francisgavila at
Sun Jan 11 20:03:26 CET 2004

Samuel Walters wrote in message ...
>Not quite sure what "U" mode is, but try adding the "b" mode when opening

FYI, 'U' is universal newline mode, which will quietly convert the newline
convention of a file into '\n'.  I think it has some rudamentary ability to
handle mixed-convention newline ugliness.

See the documentation on file() in the library reference, and there's a PEP
on the feature, too.

Francis Avila

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