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

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Sun Sep 20 08:45:31 CEST 2015

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org>

> 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.

For token_alpha the obvious answer is to return the same type as
alphabet, which there's no reason not to allow be either.

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