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Author terry.reedy
Recipients ned.deily, serhiy.storchaka, taleinat, terry.reedy
Date 2020-06-29.05:36:21
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I got the 'within iomenu' part a bit wrong.  To open a file to edit, iomenu.IOBinging('IO').open tells filelist to use IO.loadfile.  This reads bytes 'so that we can handle end-of-line convention ourselves'.  (I suspect that this predates 3.x and might not be needed any more.)  IO.loadfile calls IO._decode which looks for a utf-8 BOM, looks for a coding cookie, tries ascii (not needed in 3.x), tries utf-8, and asks the user for an encoding, using iomenu.encoding as the initial value in the query box.  This box is deprecated in the sense that for 3.x, a python file should either be utf-8 or have an encoding cookie.
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