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Author akira
Recipients akira, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2014-10-23.11:26:21
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It is incorrect that sys.stdin is *always* a text stream. It often is,
but not always.

There are cases when it is not e.g., 

   $ tar zcf - stuff | gpg -e | ssh user@server 'cat - > stuff.tar.gz.gpg'

tar's stdout is *not* a text stream.
gpg's stdin/stdout are *not* text streams.
ssh's stdin is *not* a text stream.

If any of the steps are implemented in Python then it is useful to
consider sys.stdin as a binary stream.

Any script written before Python 3.4.1 (#21075) that used FileInput binary mode
*had to* use sys.stdin = sys.stdin.detach()

A bugfix release should not break working code.
Date User Action Args
2014-10-23 11:26:21akirasetrecipients: + akira, serhiy.storchaka
2014-10-23 11:26:21akirasetmessageid: <>
2014-10-23 11:26:21akiralinkissue22709 messages
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