On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM, Pritchard, Charles X. -ND
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Not easily today. Binary string values are a subset of bytes (those
that are valid UTF-8 sequences), so string to bytes would be a
lossless conversion. Bytes to string however isn't guaranteed to
produce valid data.
Perhaps we should permit one or both of these as a standard type promotion in:
(Int-to-float and long-to-float are both lossy promotions that we
In the meantime, the standard Java APIs won't permit this conversion.
I posted a patch that adds support for promotion from string to bytes.
Would this be useful? If so, please add comments to the issue.