Bug #3392: Kernel.open Ignores :binmode Key in Opts Hash w.r.t Encoding
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/show/3392

Author: Run Paint Run Run
Status: Open, Priority: Low
Category: M17N, Target version: 1.9.x
ruby -v: ruby 1.9.3dev (2010-06-01 trunk 28120) [i686-linux]

(Ignoring the encoding names, there appear to be at least 30 permutations of mode string now accepted, and that's before you allow for platform-specific differences, so please forgive me if this is a stupid question.)

When Kernel.open, and friends, receive an opts Hash containing :binmode => true, they don't tag the data they read with ASCII-8BIT. However, the--unwritten--spec holds that when data is read from a stream opened in binmode which doesn't specify a pair of encodings with which to transcode, it is tagged ASCII-8BIT.
 
# :binmode is a recognised key in the opts Hash accepted by IO.open, 
# Kernel.open, File.open, etc.
>> open('/etc/hosts', mode: ?r, binmode: true, textmode: true)
ArgumentError: both textmode and binmode specified
	from (irb):16:in `initialize'
	from (irb):16:in `open'
	from (irb):16
	from /usr/local/bin/irb:12:in `<main>'
# :binmode => true enables binmode:
>> open('/etc/hosts', mode: ?r, binmode: true).binmode? #=> true
# A file opened with :binmode => true has UTF-8 (Encoding.default_external) encoding
>> open('/etc/hosts', mode: ?r, binmode: true).read.encoding #=> #<Encoding:UTF-8>
# A file opened with a mode of 'rb' has BINARY encoding
>> open('/etc/hosts', mode: 'rb').read.encoding #=> #<Encoding:ASCII-8BIT>
# A file read with File.binread, which implies a mode string of 'rb', also 
# has BINARY encoding
File.binread('/etc/hosts').encoding #=> #<Encoding:ASCII-8BIT>


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