Author ncoghlan
Recipients benjamin.peterson, conf, ncoghlan, pitrou, trott
Date 2009-06-14.01:12:25
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It's not the docstring that is wrong for the current behaviour, it's the
IO.BufferedReader documentation:

"""
peek([n])
    Return 1 (or n if specified) bytes from a buffer without advancing
the position. Only a single read on the raw stream is done to satisfy
the call. The number of bytes returned may be less than requested since
at most all the buffer’s bytes from the current position to the end are
returned.
"""

That gives absolutely no indication that the call might return more
bytes than expected, and the indication that leaving out the argument
will return only the next byte is flat out wrong.
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