[I18n-sig] Re: Unicode debate

Just van Rossum just@letterror.com
Sat, 29 Apr 2000 08:03:14 +0100

At 9:51 PM +0200 28-04-2000, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>Right. Binary data in such a string literal would have to
>use str('...data...','binary') to get the correct encoding
>attached to it.

And that sucks. I stick to my point that the encoding attr should *not* be
used when dealing strictly with  bit strings. Ever. At all. Its' *only*
purpose is to aid "upcasting" to unicode. (But maybe that purpose is too
weak to warrant an entirely new attribute...)