[Python-3000] PEP 3137 plan of attack
brett at python.org
Tue Oct 16 03:45:30 CEST 2007
On 10/15/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On 10/15/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > There's one thing that I forgot to add to PEP 3137. It's the removal
> > of the basestring type. I think this is a reasonable thing to do.
> > Christian Heimes has a patch that does this cleanly. Anyone objecting,
> > please speak up now!
> And, quite separately, we will need a common base type for bytes and
> buffer. I think that should be an ABC in the collections module
> though, which simply registers bytes and buffer. Any suggestions for a
BinaryData, RawData. I use both 'binary' and 'raw' in my variable
names when I have used bytes so that's why those names pop into my
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