Python 2.6 StreamReader.readline()

Ulrich Eckhardt ulrich.eckhardt at dominolaser.com
Wed Jul 25 08:09:49 CEST 2012


Am 24.07.2012 17:01, schrieb cpppwner at gmail.com:
>      reader = codecs.getreader(encoding)
>      lines  =  []
>      with open(filename, 'rb') as f:
>          lines  = reader(f, 'strict').readlines(keepends=False)
>
> where encoding == 'utf-16-be'
> Everything works fine, except that lines[0] is equal to codecs.BOM_UTF16_BE
> Is this behaviour correct, that the BOM is still present?

Yes, assuming the first line only contains that BOM. Technically it's a 
space character, and why should those be removed?

Uli



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