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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 09:09:33 CEST 2009

Barry Warsaw wrote:
>> Of course, one could use message.header and message.bythdr and they'd
>> be the same length.
> I was trying to figure out what  a 'thdr' was that we'd want to index
> 'by' it. :)

In the discussions about os.environ, the suggested approach was to just
tack a 'b' onto the end of the name to get the bytes version (i.e.

That aligns nicely with the b"" prefix for bytes literals, and isn't
much of a typing or reading burden when dealing with the bytes API
instead of the text one.

A similar naming scheme (i.e. msg.headers and msg.headersb) would
probably work for email as well.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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