[Python-3000] New io system and binary data
fdrake at acm.org
Wed Sep 19 22:46:45 CEST 2007
On Sep 19, 2007, at 3:58 PM, Jason Orendorff wrote:
> Given the context (stdin/stdout/stderr), I'd love to know what you're
> thinking of here. I can't name a program offhand that wants to
> operate on binary data via a pipeline. There are a few that *can*,
> like gzip, but my impression is that even those aren't often used that
> way anymore.
Huh. I use pipelines constructed in the shell for binary data
regularly; I don't see any reason not to do that. I'd certainly
rather see the stdio streams be available as binary data, possibly
with convenient text-centric wrappers also available. But I'd be
fine with constructing those myself.
Fred Drake <fdrake at acm.org>
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