Standard streams mode under win32
pmezard at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 16:13:49 CST 2007
Given the number of Mercurial issues related to standard streams
operating in text mode rather than binary under win32, wouldn't it be
simpler to set them to binary mode at application startup ?
I have no experience with this kind of code: do you see any show
stoppers for command line usage ? I expect people writing client scripts
to be able to handle this kind of stuff. If we need it, text output can
be faked in binary mode, the opposite cannot.
Finally, the current way to change streams mode is to call
msvcrt.setmode, about which the MSDN states:
If you apply _setmode to the file descriptor for a stream, call _setmode
before performing any input or output operations on the stream.
Switching modes back and forth is obviously not supported, even if I did
not had any problem with it until now.
What do you think ?
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