[Python-Dev] PEP 383: Non-decodable Bytes in System Character Interfaces

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Apr 22 21:21:17 CEST 2009

> Yeah, but IIRC a complete set of bytes APIs doesn't exist yet in py3k.

Define complete. I'm not aware of any interfaces wrt. file IO that are
lacking, so which ones were you thinking of?

Python doesn't currently provide a way to access environment variables
and command line arguments as bytes. With the PEP, such a way would
actually become available for applications that desire it.


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