[Python-Dev] Strings: '\012' -> '\n'

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2001 11:32:21 +0100

Minor nit about this idea: it makes decoding repr() style
strings harder for external tools and it could cause breakage
(e.g. if "\n" is usedby the encoding for some other purpose).

BTW, since there are a gazillion ways to encode strings into
7-bit ASCII, why not use the new codec design to add additional
output schemes for 8-bit strings ?!

Strings have an .encode() method as well...

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