[Python-Dev] PEP 263 -- Python Source Code Encoding

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 19:26:57 -0600

    >> I was thinking about strings used as byte containers for
    >> non-character data.

    mal> In string literals ? I think it is common to encode this sort of
    mal> data as hex or using octal escapes. Since these encodings are plain
    mal> 7-bit ASCII I don't see a problem.

Precisely.  I was thinking about situations where they aren't encoded, but
sitting there naked, so to speak.