checking whether a string is text or binary

Dan Stromberg drsalists at
Tue Oct 28 23:30:15 CET 2014

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 3:21 PM, Rick Dooling <rpdooling at> wrote:
> I tried to convert the code using 2to3 and it broke.
> The error I get when using Python 3 is on this line:
> _null_trans = string.maketrans("", "")
> and the error reads
> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'maketrans'
> Any help? I barely understand the whole unicode business, but any guidance in updating the code would be much appreciated.

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