file read, binary or text mode
grante at visi.com
Fri Sep 24 14:26:53 CEST 2004
On 2004-09-24, Guyon Morée <gumuz at NO_looze_SPAM.net> wrote:
> ok, i have huffman encoding code.
You should open the file in binary.
> this is actually build for text,
All of the Huffman encoding implimentations I've seen output
binary, but I'll take your word for it.
> but because python can also
> read a binary file as a string, this applies equally well :)
If the file contains printiable text with cr/nl, nl, or cr line
endings, then open it in text mode. Otherwise open it in
> but, i was just wondering if this gives any problems if I use
> text-mode read for the binary files and vice versa.
Yes, it will give you problems.
> If I undertand correctly now, using binary mode is _always_ save, right?
If it's text, open it in text mode. That way the line endings
are handled properly.
Grant Edwards grante Yow! I think I'll do BOTH
at if I can get RESIDUALS!!
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