unspecified-encoding / W1514ΒΆ

Message emitted:

Using open without explicitly specifying an encoding


It is better to specify an encoding when opening documents. Using the system default implicitly can create problems on other operating systems. See https://peps.python.org/pep-0597/

Problematic code:

def foo(file_path):
    with open(file_path) as file:  # [unspecified-encoding]
        contents = file.read()

Correct code:

def foo(file_path):
    with open(file_path, encoding="utf-8") as file:
        contents = file.read()

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