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

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2001 12:46:36 +0200

mal wrote:
> > Ok. Please show me how that would work. More precisely, please write a
> > PEP describing the rationale for this feature, including use case
> > examples and precise semantics of the proposed addition.
> There's no need for a PEP. This addition is much too simple
> to require a PEP on its own.

we'd been better off if you'd written a PEP before you started
adding decode and encode stuff.  what's currently implemented
is ugly enough; adding more warts won't make it any prettier.

-1 on anything except a PEP that covers *all* aspects of
encode/decode (including things that are already implemented)