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

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 11:02:42 CEST 2012

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 7:56 PM, Peter Daum <gator at cs.tu-berlin.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> is there any way to convert a string to bytes without
> interpreting the data in any way? Something like:
> s='abcde'
> b=bytes(s, "unchanged")

What is a string? It's not a series of bytes. You can't convert it
without encoding those characters into bytes in some way.


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