[Python-Dev] Add transform() and untranform() methods

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Nov 15 11:33:47 CET 2013

On Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:28:35 +1100
Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> One benefit is:
> import codecs
> codec = get_name_of_compression_codec()
> result = codecs.encode(data, codec)

That's a good point.

> If encoding/decoding is intended to be completely generic (even if 99% 
> of the uses will be with strings and bytes), is there any reason to 
> prefer built-in functions rather than methods on object?

Practicality beats purity. Personally, I've never used codecs on
anything else than str and bytes objects.



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