Is it normal for python's
io.BytesIO.getvalue() to return str instead of bytes?
Python 2.7.1 (r271:86832, Jun 13 2011, 14:28:51) >>> import io >>> a = io.BytesIO() >>> a <_io.BytesIO object at 0x10f9453b0> >>> a.getvalue() '' >>> print type(a.getvalue()) <type 'str'> >>>
Should I file a bug?
Nope, you shouldn't file a bug. This is normal behaviour. See this answer: the bytes type in python 2.7 and PEP-358
It basicly comes down that the 2.7
bytes is just an alias for
str to smoothen the transition to 3.x.