[I18n-sig] Re: Pre-PEP: Proposed Python Character Model

Paul Prescod paulp@ActiveState.com
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 13:57:09 -0800

Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> > I really like the idea of the
> >
> > b"..." prefix
> >
> > Is anyone opposed?
> yes.

Could you please describe your problem? We almost had total agreement on
this feature. It was a near miracle! 

As you probably know, the idea behind it is to allow people to continue
to put binary data (especially native encoding data) in some form of
string literal and to manipulate that data as binary "automatically."

> almost: it shouldn't implement text-related method.  isupper, upper,
> etc doesn't make sense here.


> (but like in SRE, the *source* code should be reused)


 Paul Prescod