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

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Sat Feb 18 12:44:27 CET 2006

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>> Just because some codecs don't fit into the string.decode()
>> or bytes.encode() scenario doesn't mean that these codecs are
>> useless or that the methods should be banned.
> No. The reason to ban string.decode and bytes.encode is that
> it confuses users.

Instead of starting to ban everything that can potentially
confuse a few users, we should educate those users and tell
them what these methods mean and how they should be used.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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