checking whether a string is text or binary
rpdooling at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 23:21:30 CET 2014
I'm an English major who hacks scripts together to do things as needed.
I used this code from the Python Cookbook for years.
Especially when I need to convert old WPD files to markdown, some of which don't even have file extensions, so the code helps determine what kind of file it is I am reading in conversion scripts.
I tried to convert the code using 2to3 and it broke.
The error I get when using Python 3 is on this line:
_null_trans = string.maketrans("", "")
and the error reads
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'maketrans'
Any help? I barely understand the whole unicode business, but any guidance in updating the code would be much appreciated.
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