[Python-Dev] Re: adding a bytes sequence type to Python
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Thu Aug 19 20:38:48 CEST 2004
> Ok, so I suppose that we can learn from Jython and IronPython in
> this respect...
> How do they handle binary data and the interfacing between various
> I/O facilities, e.g. files, sockets, pipes, user input, etc.
I'm not sure, but I expect that in most cases they use Unicode strings
in order to be compatibly with Python's standard library. That's not
the outcome I'd like to see though. I believe Jython at least also
has a bytes-like type (probably a thin wrapper around Java's byte
array) that's used for interfacing to java classes.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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