No-one likes to trawl through long grant progress reports that read like a recipe for chocolate cake, but without the chocolate cake. So I'll be mercifully brief.
By the plan I'm supposed to work on constructors and indexing now, but I gravitated towards the Str.encode and Buf.decode stuff because that's where I left off last time I worked on this. There's still plenty of time next week to do the constructors and indexing.
Not used to writing a report this small. But I think I like it. 哈哈
(What, this thing? Yes, it so happens it's a chocolate cake. No, you can't have any. Get your own.)