Any reason why cStringIO in 2.5 behaves different from 2.4?

Stefan Scholl stesch at
Fri Jul 27 11:00:29 CEST 2007

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch <bj_666 at> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 06:47:48 +0200, Stefan Scholl wrote:
>> Chris Mellon <arkanes at> wrote:
>>> XML is not a string. It's a specific type of bytestream. If you want
>>> to work with XML, then generate well-formed XML in the correct
>>> encoding. There's no reason you should have an XML document (as
>>> opposed to values extracted from that document) in unicode objects at
>>> all.
>> The affected method in xml.sax is called parseString()
> Exactly.  It's *not* called `parseUnicode()`.


        >>> u"".__class__.__base__
        <type 'basestring'>
        >>> "".__class__.__base__
        <type 'basestring'>

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