[Python-Dev] Supporting raw bytes data in urllib.parse.* (was Re: Polymorphic best practices)

Chris McDonough chrism at plope.com
Tue Sep 21 18:13:38 CEST 2010

On Tue, 2010-09-21 at 23:38 +1000, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> And if this turns out to be a disaster in practice:
> a) on my head be it; and
> b) we still have the option of the DeprecationWarning dance for bytes
> inputs to the existing functions and moving to a parallel API

In the case of urllib.parse, it's entirely safe.  If someone beats you
up over it later, you can tell them to bother "straddlers" in Web-SIG,
as we're the folks who most want the polymorphism in that particular

- C

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