[Python-Dev] Polymorphic best practices [was: (Not) delaying the 3.2 release]

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Fri Sep 17 03:55:35 CEST 2010

On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 11:34:26 am R. David Murray wrote:
> Perhaps another difference is that in my mind *as an application
> developer*, the "real" email message consists of unicode headers and
> message bodies, with attachments that are sometimes binary, and that
> the wire-format is this formalized encoding we have to use to be able
> to send it from place to place.  In that mental model it seems to
> make perfect sense to have a StringMessage that I have encode to
> transmit, and a BytesMessage that I receive and have to decode to
> work with.


Steven D'Aprano

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