If open or
gets a complete
argument then, it is used as is. For example, this form opens an ASCII linefeed-terminated stream:
(with-open-file (ss "C:/temp/ascii-lf"
'(:ascii :eol-style :lf))
(:ASCII :EOL-STYLE :LF)
If you know the encoding of a file you are opening, then you should pass the appropriate
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