Reading lines of null-terminated text?
ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 01:00:02 CET 2010
On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 4:17 PM, MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
> In Python 3 it's possible to specify the newline character, but I've
> found that it won't accept the null character as newline. I don't know
> why. :-(
Because it isn't a legal value.
"newline controls how universal newlines works (it only applies to
text mode). It can be None, '', '\n', '\r', and '\r\n'."
Why it was designed that way, I don't know. Maybe to avoid scenarios
where the selected newline has more than one representation in the
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