[Python-Dev] bytes.from_hex() [Was: PEP 332 revival in coordination with pep 349?]

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Feb 17 00:33:49 CET 2006

Josiah Carlson wrote:
> I would agree that zip is questionable, but 'uu', 'rot13', perhaps 'hex',
> and likely a few others that the two of you may be arguing against
> should stay as encodings, because strictly speaking, they are defined as
> encodings of data.  They may not be encodings of _unicode_ data, but
> that doesn't mean that they aren't useful encodings for other kinds of
> data, some text, some binary, ...

To support them, the bytes type would have to gain a .encode method,
and I'm -1 on supporting bytes.encode, or string.decode.

Why is


any better than



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