[Python-Dev] Pre-PEP: The "bytes" object

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Feb 28 07:03:06 CET 2006

Jason Orendorff wrote:

> I like these promises:
>   - bytes(arg) works like array.array('b', arg)
>   - bytes(arg1, arg2) works like bytes(arg1.encode(arg2))

+1. That's exactly how I think it should work, too.

> I dislike these promises:
>   - bytes(s, [ignored]), where s is a str, works like array.array('b', s)
>   - bytes(u, [encoding]), where u is a unicode,
>         works like bytes(u.encode(encoding))



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