18.24.4 Binary Objects

This class may be initialized from string data (which may include NULs). The primary access to the content of a Binary object is provided by an attribute:

The binary data encapsulated by the Binary instance. The data is provided as an 8-bit string.

Binary objects have the following methods, supported mainly for internal use by the marshalling/unmarshalling code:

decode( string)
Accept a base64 string and decode it as the instance's new data.

encode( out)
Write the XML-RPC base 64 encoding of this binary item to the out stream object.

It also supports certain of Python's built-in operators through a __cmp__() method.

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