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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri Apr 10 05:23:40 CEST 2009

On Apr 9, 2009, at 11:21 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

> Barry Warsaw wrote:
>> 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.
> Given that json is a wire protocol, that sounds like the right  
> approach
> for json as well. Once bytes-everywhere works, then a text API can be
> built on top of it, but it is difficult to build a bytes API on top  
> of a
> text one.


> So I guess the IO library *is* the right model: bytes at the bottom of
> the stack, with text as a wrapper around it (mediated by codecs).

Yes, that's a very interesting (and proven?) model.  I don't quite see  
how we could apply that email and json, but it seems like there's a  
good idea there. ;)


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