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

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Mar 28 22:44:14 CEST 2012

On 28/03/2012 20:43, Ross Ridge wrote:
> Evan Driscoll<driscoll at cs.wisc.edu>  wrote:
>> So yes, you can say that pretending there's not a mapping of strings to
>> internal representation is silly, because there is. However, there's
>> nothing you can say about that mapping.
> I'm not the one labeling anything as being silly.  I'm the one labeling
> the things as bullshit, and that's what you're doing here.  I can in
> fact say what the internal byte string representation of strings is any
> given build of Python 3.  Just because I can't say what it would be in
> an imaginary hypothetical implementation doesn't mean I can never say
> anything about it.
> 					Ross Ridge

Bytes is bytes and strings is strings
And the wrong one I have chose
Let's go where they keep on wearin'
Those frills and flowers and buttons and bows
Rings and things and buttons and bows.

No guessing the tune.


Mark Lawrence.

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