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

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Sat Apr 11 14:41:46 CEST 2009

Nick Coghlan wrote:
> 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.
> os.environb).
> 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.

That just feels nasty though :-(


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