[Python-Dev] [Email-SIG] Dropping bytes "support" in json
brian.curtin at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 02:12:37 CEST 2009
FWIW, that is also the way things are done in the pickle/cPickle module.
dump/dumps and load/loads to differentiate between the file object and
string ways of using that functionality.
On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 7:41 AM, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>wrote:
> 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.
>> 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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