[Python-Dev] Dropping bytes "support" in json

Daniel Stutzbach daniel at stutzbachenterprises.com
Thu Apr 9 17:55:47 CEST 2009

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 6:01 AM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

> Anyway, aside from that decision, I haven't come up with an elegant way to
> allow /output/ in both bytes and strings (input is I think theoretically
> easier by sniffing the arguments).

Won't this work? (assuming dumps() always returns a string)

def dumpb(obj, encoding='utf-8', *args, **kw):
    s = dumps(obj, *args, **kw)
    return s.encode(encoding)

Daniel Stutzbach, Ph.D.
President, Stutzbach Enterprises, LLC <http://stutzbachenterprises.com>
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