Marko Rauhamaa marko at
Sun Jun 12 15:26:43 EDT 2016

Marcin Rak <mrak at>:

> b64_encoded_data = base64.b64encode(data)
> my b64_encoded_data variables holds, would you believe it, a string as
> bytes!.

It doesn't much matter one way or another. The logic is that whenever
you encode objects, you typically want the output as bytes. However,
it's trivial to decode the bytes into a string if that's what you need.


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