python tutorial

Steven D'Aprano steven at
Tue Jun 16 06:29:13 CEST 2009

On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:58:47 -0700, Carl Banks wrote:

> On Jun 15, 7:56 pm, "steve" <st... at> wrote:
>> I was just looking at the python tutorial, and I noticed these lines:
>> "Windows makes a distinction between text and binary files; "the
>> end-of-line characters in text files are automatically altered
>> "slightly when data is read or written.
>> I don't see any obvious way to at to get that
>> corrected: Is there some standard procedure?
> What's wrong with it?

Perhaps because it's unclear whether it is Windows, or Python, or both, 
which is automatically altering the data.

As for getting the docs changed, you can submit a bug request at the bug 


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