Wednesday, February 01, 2012

encoding decoding strings in python3.x

I like to think of  encoding of strings in python3 to the analogy of encrypting your plain text into a random stream of bytes

string (plain text) -> encode (encrypt) -> bytes (stream)
bytes (stream) -> decode (decrypt) -> string (plain text)

and the codec you choose is your key (utf-8 ...)

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