FWIW, that is also the way things are done in the pickle/cPickle module. dump/dumps and load/loads to differentiate between the file object and string ways of using that functionality.
On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 7:41 AM, Chris Withers email@example.com:
Nick Coghlan wrote:
Barry Warsaw wrote:
Of course, one could use message.header and message.bythdr and they'd
be the same length.
I was trying to figure out what a 'thdr' was that we'd want to index 'by' it. :)
In the discussions about os.environ, the suggested approach was to just tack a 'b' onto the end of the name to get the bytes version (i.e. os.environb).
That aligns nicely with the b"" prefix for bytes literals, and isn't much of a typing or reading burden when dealing with the bytes API instead of the text one.
A similar naming scheme (i.e. msg.headers and msg.headersb) would probably work for email as well.
That just feels nasty though :-(
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