[Python-3000] bytes & Py_TPFLAGS_BASETYPE
mathieu.fenniak at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 20:33:18 CEST 2007
On 17-Sep-07, at 11:53 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> "writeToStream" method that serializes the object -- a byte string
>> would write out <68656c6c6f>, a text string (hello), and so on for
>> other more complex types (dictionaries, labels, arrays, PDF data
>> streams). The type is also responsible for encrypting itself when
> This sounds like a perfect application for generic functions instead
> of subclassing.
Sure, there are other options for writing and organizing this code.
But, this is a valid application of subclassing the bytes type, and
it is the method I would prefer to be able to implement.
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