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Encoding Error while opening a File

Hi there,

a = open("names.txt",encoding ="utf-8") TypeError: 'encoding' is an invalid keyword argument for this function

I'm getting the above error while using the encoding keyword.

When I do a = open("names.txt"), it works fine.

I'm using Python 2.7.10 in a virtualenv on Mac OS X EI Capitan 10.11.4

Aisling Dempsey
Aisling Dempsey
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the built-in function 'open' in python 2.7 does not support the paramter "encoding". That's a python 3 feature.