Windows vs. file.read
ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Thu Sep 2 09:49:23 CEST 2010
In message <mailman.330.1283362312.29448.python-list at python.org>, MRAB
> You should open the files in binary mode, not text mode, ie file(path,
> "rb"). Text mode is the default. Not a problem on *nix because the line
> ending is newline.
We used to pride ourselves on not having to worry about text versus binary
I/O modes on *nix, but I’m beginning to think the reality is we have to
To start with, it means we can automatically handle different newline
conventions with text files originating on different systems.
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