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On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 6:56 PM, anatoly techtonik firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Then he tries to read the documentation, it already starts to bring conflict to his mind. It says to him to "decode" the text. I don't know about you, but when I'm being told to decode the text, I assume that it is crypted, because I watched a few spy movies including ones with Sherlock Holmes and Stierlitz. But the text looks legit to me, I can clearly see and read it and now you say that I need to decode it.
This is because you fundamentally do not understand the difference between bytes and text. Consequently, you are trying to shoehorn new knowledge into your preconceived idea that the file already contains text, which is not true.
Also, why is this on python-ideas? Talk about this sort of thing on python-list.