Python's 8-bit cleanness deprecated?

Alex Martelli aleax at
Tue Feb 4 10:54:55 CET 2003

Roman Suzi wrote:
> There is no ambiguity in raw 8-bit. What if I have no text at all,
> just some bytes with value > 127?

Then you don't code those bytes directly as part of a string literal
(you may use escape sequences instead).  There are several other
constraints on what you can put directly in a string literal, anyway.


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