[Python-ideas] Pre-PEP Adding A Secrets Module To The Standard Library

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sun Sep 20 06:45:36 CEST 2015

Chris Angelico writes:

 > My personal preference for shed colour: token_bytes returns a
 > bytestring, its length being the number provided. All the others
 > return Unicode strings, their lengths again being the number provided.
 > So they're all text bar the one that explicitly says it's in bytes.

I think that token_url may need a bytes mode, for the same reasons
that bytes needs __mod__: such tokens will often be created and parsed
by programs that never leave the "ASCII-compatible bytes" world.

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