[Python-Dev] 'abc'.encode() and str(obj, encoding)

Fredrik Lundh Fredrik Lundh" <effbot@telia.com
Wed, 5 Jul 2000 20:37:00 +0200

mal wrote:

> The idea is not new: strings and Unicode should have more
> or less the same methods to enhance their compatibility.
> The attached patch adds encoding capabilities to normal
> strings and extends the builtin str() to accept an optional
> encoding (and error) argument. It also tries to reuse the
> already available Unicode codecs for the purposes of strings
> (conversions are done via the default encoding in both
> directions).


> What do you think about this ? Should I add it to CVS
> as experiment ?

+1 on the "encode" part

-0 on the "str" part (intuitively, it's -1, but I don't have
any good arguments against it right now... maybe later)