[Web-SIG] WSGI for Python 3
janssen at parc.com
Sat Jul 17 18:25:06 CEST 2010
Chris McDonough <chrism at plope.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-07-17 at 01:33 +0200, Armin Ronacher wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On 7/17/10 1:20 AM, Chris McDonough wrote:
> > > Let me know if I'm missing something.
> > The only thing you miss is that the bytes type of Python 3 is badly
> > supported in the stdlib (not an issue if we reimplement everything in
> > our libraries, not an issue for me) and that the bytes type has no
> > string formattings which makes us do the encode/decode dance in our own
> > implementation so of the missing stdlib functions.
> This is why the docs mention "bytes with benefits" instead (like the
> Python 2 "str" type). The existence of such a type would be the result
> of us lobbying for its inclusion into some future Python 3, or at least
> the result of lobbying for a String ABC that would allow us to define
> our own.
I think the most effective way to lobby here would be to provide the
String ABC and an implementation of "encoded strings", i.e. strings with
an internal representation that's a byte sequence in a particular
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