On Sep 10, 2014, at 08:42 AM, Cory Benfield wrote:
I doubt you'll get far with this proposal on this list, which is a shame because I think you have a point. There is an impedance mismatch between the Python community saying "Bytes are not text" and the fact that, wow, they really do look like they are sometimes!
That's the nature of wire protocols - they're like quantum particles, exhibiting both bytes-like and string-like behavior. You can't look too closely, and they have spooky action at a distance too. For the email protocols at least, you also have mind-crushing singularities.