[Python-Dev] Re: adding a bytes sequence type to Python
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Wed Aug 18 00:01:12 CEST 2004
> >> How would you embed raw bytes if the string was unicode?
> > The most direct notation would be
> > bytes("delimited packet\x00")
> > However, people might not understand what is happening, and
> > Guido doesn't like it if the bytes are >127.
> I guess that was a bad example, what if the delimiter was \xff? I know
> that map(ord, u'delimited packet\xff') would get correct results.. but
> I don't think I like that either.
Maybe the constructor could be bytes(<string>[, <encoding>])?
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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