Python 3 is killing Python
marko at pacujo.net
Wed Jul 16 18:20:14 CEST 2014
Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:
> The only thing that might be an issue is that you can't use open(fn)
> to read your files, but you have to explicitly state the encoding.
> That would be an understandable problem, especially for someone who
> develops on a single platform and forgets that the default differs. As
> long as you always explicitly say encoding="utf-8", and document that
> you do so, any problems are someone else's.
Yes. I don't like open() guessing the enconding:
The default encoding is platform dependent (whatever
Also, I don't like sys.std* guessing the encoding:
Under other platforms, the locale encoding is used (see
In each case, it would have been better to default to bytes just like
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