[Python-Dev] Bytes path support

Marko Rauhamaa marko at pacujo.net
Tue Aug 19 20:16:40 CEST 2014

Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com>:

> On 08/19/2014 01:43 PM, Ben Hoyt wrote:
>> Fair enough. I don't quite understand, though -- why is the "official
>> policy" to kill something that's "essential" on *nix?
> ISTM that the policy is based on a fantasy that "it looks like text to
> me in my use cases, so therefore it must be text for everyone."

What I like about Python is that it allows me to write native linux code
without having to make portability compromises that plague, say, Java. I
have select.epoll(). I have os.fork(). I have socket.TCP_CORK. The
"textualization" of Python3 seems part of a conscious effort to make
Python more Java-esque.


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