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Author brandon-rhodes
Recipients brandon-rhodes
Date 2014-03-27.13:42:43
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In Python 3, fileinput.input() returns str lines whether the data is
coming from stdin or from a list of files on the command line. But if
input(mode='rb') is specified, then its behavior becomes inconsistent:
lines from stdin are delivered as already-decoded strings, but data
from files is delivered (correctly) as bytes.

The solution may be that, if a "b" is anywhere in the mode, then input()
should read from the bytes stdin.buffer data source instead of from

Otherwise the "rb" mode is rather useless since you can wind
up getting text from it anyway depending on how you are invoked.
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