Python 3 is killing Python

Rustom Mody rustompmody at
Wed Jul 30 23:31:52 CEST 2014

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 4:16:45 PM UTC+5:30, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:

> In unix and linux, there never was a separate text mode for files. When
> you open a file, you open a file -- and stuff bytes in it. There is no
> commonly accepted text file encoding. UTF-8 comes close to being a
> standard, but I know somebody who sticks to an ISO-8859-1 locale.

Here's the Solaris docs:

| The C locale, also known as the POSIX locale, is the POSIX system
| default locale for all POSIX-compliant systems. The Oracle Solaris
| operating system is a POSIX system. The Single UNIX Specification,
| Version 3, defines the C locale. You can register at
| to read and download the
| specification.

Layman version:

ASCII - also known as the Unix locale - is the default for all *nix
compliant systems.

expanded further at

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