encode() question

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at gmx.net
Tue Jul 31 21:41:48 CEST 2007


On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 10:45:26 -0700, 7stud wrote:

> On Jul 31, 11:18 am, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-... at yahoo.com.ar>
> wrote:
>> str.decode and unicode.encode should NOT exist, or at least issue a  
>> warning (IMHO).
>>
> 
> Yes, that sounds like a good idea.

It sounds like horrible idea as those are the ones that are really needed.
One could argue about `str.encode` and `unicode.decode`.  But there are at
least uses for `str.encode` like 'sting-escape', 'hex', 'bz2', 'base64'
etc.

Ciao,
	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch



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