[Python-Dev] PEP 332 revival in coordination with pep 349? [ Was:Re: release plan for 2.5 ?]

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Feb 14 11:59:04 CET 2006

Guido van Rossum wrote:

> I also wonder if having a b"..." literal would just add more confusion
> -- bytes are not characters, but b"..." makes it appear as if they
> are.

I'm inclined to agree. Bytes objects are more likely to be used
for things which are *not* characters -- if they're characters,
they would be better kept in strings or char arrays.

+1 on any eventual bytes literal looking completely different
from a string literal.


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