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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri Apr 10 05:05:37 CEST 2009

On Apr 9, 2009, at 10:52 PM, Aahz wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 09, 2009, Barry Warsaw wrote:
>> So, what I'm really asking is this.  Let's say you agree that there  
>> are
>> use cases for accessing a header value as either the raw encoded  
>> bytes or
>> the decoded unicode.  What should this return:
>>>>> message['Subject']
>> The raw bytes or the decoded unicode?
> Let's make that the raw bytes by default -- we can add a parameter to
> Message() to specify that the default where possible is unicode for
> returned values, if that isn't too painful.

I don't know whether the parameter thing will work or not, but you're  
probably right that we need to get the bytes-everywhere API first.


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