[Python-Dev] Allowing u.encode() to return non-strings

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Thu Jun 24 04:42:13 EDT 2004

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> I think those would cover 90% of all cases. For the remaining
>> cases we could add codecs.encode() and codecs.decode()
>> which then do allow arbitrary return types.
> Can you give examples for the remaining cases?

A codec might want to return a buffer object, a mmapped
file, a home grown object, an array, a PIL Image object,
a WAV audio file object, etc. etc.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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