[Python-Dev] magic method __bytes__

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Tue Jan 14 16:58:49 CET 2014

On Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:38:38 -0800, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> Has anyone actually used __bytes__ yet?  What for?

bytes(email.message.Message()) returns the message object serialized to
"wire format".


PS: I've always thought of "wire format" as *including* files...a file is
a just a "wire" with an indefinite destination and transmission time....

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