[python-uk] Tell us what you did with Python this year....

Alec Battles alec.battles at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 18:53:20 CET 2010


>> I seem to remember that 'file' in Linux detects encodings, but it's
>> also a matter of calling it by the exact same name...
>
> There is no foolproof way of detecting encoding unfortunately - you just
> need to know what it is before you read the file.

That's interesting. I wonder if there's a mathematical proof of the
'undecidability' of text encodings.


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