file read, binary or text mode
rschroev_nospam_ml at fastmail.fm
Fri Sep 24 08:12:19 EDT 2004
Guyon Morée wrote:
> what is the difference?
On Unix/Linux, none.
On Windows, binary mode is just that while text mode translates "\r\n"
(or "\n\r", I always forget) to "\n" on input and vice-versa on output.
I don't know about other platforms.
> if I open a text file in binary (rb) mode, it doesn't matter... the read()
> output is the same.
Depends on your platform, and the format of the text file (Unix, Windows
or other platform style line endings).
"Codito ergo sum"
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