what is this kind of string: b'string' ?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 23:39:29 CEST 2010


On 9/1/10 4:32 PM, Stef Mientki wrote:
>   in winpdb I see strings like this:
>
>>>> a = b'string'
>>>> a
> 'string'
>>>> type(a)
> <type 'str'>
>
> what's the "b" doing in front of the string ?

http://docs.python.org/py3k/library/stdtypes.html#bytes-and-byte-array-methods

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  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
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