[Python-Dev] Re: adding a bytes sequence type to Python
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Aug 18 07:01:50 CEST 2004
M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Anyway, this whole discussion about a new bytes type doesn't
> really solve the problem that the b'...' literal was
> intended for: that of having a nice way to define (read-only)
> 8-bit binary string literals.
But why do you need a way to spell 8-bit string literals?
You can always do
If that is too much typing, do
def b(s):return s.encode("L1")
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