[issue7475] codecs missing: base64 bz2 hex zlib ...
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Fri Dec 11 00:25:04 CET 2009
Marc-Andre Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> added the comment:
Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> added the comment:
> These are not encodings, in that they don't convert characters to bytes.
> It was a mistake that they were integrated into the codecs interfaces in
> Python 2.x; this mistake is corrected in 3.x.
Martin, I beg your pardon, but these codecs indeed implement valid
encodings and the fact that these codecs were removed was a
They should be readded to Python 3.x.
Note that just because a codec doesn't convert between bytes
and characters only, doesn't make it wrong in any way. The codec
architecture in Python is designed to support same type encodings
just as well as ones between bytes and characters.
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