[Python-3000] bytes & Py_TPFLAGS_BASETYPE
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Mon Sep 17 20:44:33 CEST 2007
I understand. But bytes are still in flux (see the repeated requests
for immutable bytes) and I don't want to commit to anything just yet.
On 9/17/07, Mathieu Fenniak <mathieu.fenniak at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> >> applicable.
> > 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.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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