[Python-Dev] Why does base64 return bytes?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Jun 16 01:59:26 EDT 2016

Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> I'm 
> satisfied that the choice made by Python is the right choice, and that 
> it meets the spirit (if, arguably, not the letter) of the RFC.

IMO it meets the letter (if you read it a certain way)
but *not* the spirit.


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