[Python-Dev] Adding .decode() method to Unicode

Paul Prescod paulp@ActiveState.com
Mon, 11 Jun 2001 16:38:55 -0700

"Martin v. Loewis" wrote:
> I still can see the value. If you think the codec API is good for such
> transformation, why not use it? I.e.
> enc,dec,_,_ = codecs.lookup("compress-form-foo")
> s = dec(s)

IMO, there is a huge usability difference between the above and

I think that we've done a good job of providing better ways to get at
codecs than the codecs.lookup function. I don't see how this is any
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