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On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Ulrich Schmidt <> wrote:
> There is no and there will never exist a fire-and-forget solution for
> reading 8-bit text streams.

This is a good point, and the _real_ reason why text and binary should
be treated differently. And IHMO this is a much bigger priority.

As for wanting io.lines() to work with text containing unprintables, I
still can't see the point.  Can we not create a separate library to do
this, for those people who actually need it?