[Python-Dev] Why does base64 return bytes?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Jun 14 19:37:34 EDT 2016

Joao S. O. Bueno wrote:
> The arguments about compactness and what is most likely to happen
> next applies (transmission trhough a binary network protocol),

I'm not convinced that this is what is most likely to
happen next *in a Python program*. How many people
implement their own binary network protocols in Python?
It seems to me most people will be using a protocol
library written by someone else.


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