Martin v. Löwis
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Sat Aug 16 11:22:35 CEST 2008
Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> added the comment:
> 2. Rename "tostring" and "fromstring" methods to "tobytes" and
> "frombytes". I think this is quite important as the value being returned
> can no longer be described as a "string".
I'm not a native speaker (of English), but my understanding is that the
noun "string", in itself, can very well be used to describe this type:
the result is a "byte string", as opposed to a "character string".
Merriam-Webster's seems to agree; meaning 5b(2) is "a sequence of like
items (as bits, characters, or words)"
title: array documentation, method names not 3.0 compliant -> array documentation, method names not 3.0 compliant
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