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Document that "coding: utf-8" is supported in requirements.txt #7182
A sentence should be added to the Requirements File Format section of the docs saying that this is supported, for users that want their requirements files to always be interpreted as UTF-8 no matter what.
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@chrahunt could you possibly link to the corresponding code?
I looked in https://github.com/pypa/pip/blob/master/src/pip/_internal/req/req_file.py and can't figure out where exactly the behavior you're pointing out is implemented.