"convert" string to bytes without changing data (encoding)

Piet van Oostrum piet at vanoostrum.org
Thu Aug 30 01:39:15 CEST 2012

Heiko Wundram <modelnine at modelnine.org> writes:

> Reading from stdin/a file gets you bytes, and
> not a string, because Python cannot automagically guess what format the
> input is in.

Python 3.3.0rc1 (v3.3.0rc1:8bb5c7bc46ba, Aug 25 2012, 10:09:29) 
[GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5666) (dot 3)] on darwin
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>>> x = input()
>>> x
>>> type(x)
<class 'str'>

>>> y = sys.stdin.readline()
>>> y
>>> type(y)
<class 'str'>

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