[Python-ideas] Adding 'bytes' as alias for 'latin_1' codec.

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 07:37:47 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 3:58 AM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> A byte stream with multiple encodings?  Now *that* seems wrong!

Unicode encodings are just one serialisation format specific to text
data. bytes objects may contain *any* serialisation format (e.g. zip
archives, Python pickles, Python marshal files, packed binary data,
innumerable wire protocols both standard and proprietary).


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