[Python-Dev] bytes.from_hex()

Adam Olsen rhamph at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 14:19:26 CET 2006

On 2/18/06, Josiah Carlson <jcarlson at uci.edu> wrote:
> Look at what we've currently got going for data transformations in the
> standard library to see what these removals will do: base64 module,
> binascii module, binhex module, uu module, ...  Do we want or need to
> add another top-level module for every future encoding/codec that comes
> out (or does everyone think that we're done seeing codecs)?  Do we want
> to keep monkey-patching binascii with names like 'a2b_hqx'?  While there
> is currently one text->text transform (rot13), do we add another module
> for text->text transforms? Would it start having names like t2e_rot13()
> and e2t_rot13()?

If top-level modules are the problem then why not make codecs into a package?

from codecs import utf8, base64

utf8.encode(u) -> b
utf8.decode(b) -> u
base64.encode(b) -> b
base64.decode(b) -> b

Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus

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