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 <chris@simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
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 :-(

Chris

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