[Python-Dev] Decoder functions accept str in py3k

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Jan 7 19:30:34 CET 2009

On Wed, Jan 07, 2009, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> Guido van Rossum <guido <at> python.org> writes:
>> Sounds like yet another remnant of the old philosophy, which indeed
>> supported encode and decode operations on both string types. 
> How do we go for fixing it? Is it ok to raise a TypeError in 3.0.1?

This definitely cannot be changed for 3.0.1 -- there's plenty of time to
discuss this for 3.1.
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