[Python-Dev] Re: adding a bytes sequence type to Python
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Aug 17 09:06:23 CEST 2004
Anthony Baxter wrote:
> Ok. Here's a case - in shtoom, I generate audio data. Lots
> of audio data. This is broken into packets, then gets a small
> header put onto each RTP packet. Right now, I'm using strings
> for this. If there was a 'byte literal', I'd use it. This isn't
> a huge problem right now, because strings are good enough. But
> if we end up in an 'all the strings are unicode', I'll need
> _some_ way to construct these packets.
Maybe you are missing the point here, maybe not: there is no
debate that Python should always have a byte string type (although
there is debate on whether that type should be mutable).
The current question is whether you want to denote objects of
the byte string type *in source code*. I.e. do you have the "Lots
of audio data" stored in .py files?
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