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Date 2008-12-22.15:23:48
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If you want to change to using bytes, you're going to have to take it to
the Web-SIG and hash out a revision to PEP 333, which at the moment
requires the use of strings, period.

This has nothing to do with the desirability of bytes vs. strings; I am
sure that if Python had bytes from day 1, bytes would've been the way to
go with it.  But simply changing the reference library is not the way to
change the spec.

In the meantime, as far as I'm aware, there are two other patches
pending to address these issues, but I'm not in a position to assess
their readiness/correctness since I have yet to even download Py3K.  In
principle, I approve their approaches, so if someone else can handle the
code review, those fixes could in principle be put in without changing
the PEP.  But to put *this* patch in, the PEP would have to be changed.
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