[NumPy-Tickets] [NumPy] #1552: "fixed-length" strings automatically truncate right-side \x00 bytes

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#1552: "fixed-length" strings automatically truncate right-side \x00 bytes
 Reporter:  chrismurf   |       Owner:  somebody   
     Type:  defect      |      Status:  new        
 Priority:  normal      |   Milestone:  Unscheduled
Component:  numpy.core  |     Version:  1.3.0      
 Keywords:              |  
 Trivial Example:
 .. code-block:: python

  map(ord, N.array(["\x00"])[0]) returns []
  map(ord, N.array(["\x01"])[0]) returns [1]
 This seems highly inconsistent.

 All other strings in python store size seperately, rather than truncating
 following null bytes.  I can see where for text strings this may be
 desirably behavior, but for binary strings (my use case) it is far from
 it.  As is, I need to wrap every returned value with a call to 'ljust(x,
 "\x00")' or equivalent.

 It would be nice to have an ''actual'' fixed-length string dtype, or have
 a way to disable this behavior.

Ticket URL: <http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/1552>
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