On 7 September 2012 18:58, Daniel Holth firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 6:59 AM, Daniel Holth email@example.com wrote:
It's shorter, and it's used extensively in the digital signature format I'm using.
On the other hand, why encode it at all? CSV supports shoving the raw bytes in there, no problem. ;-)
CSV is text format. Feed it binary at your own peril :-)
I've just spent most of the day fighting a (non-Python) system that is going barmy because of line ending funnies in data within CSV fields. That was bad enough - I have no intention of ever having to deal with a CSV file with binary data in it...