[Python-Dev] Re: adding a bytes sequence type to Python
t-meyer at ihug.co.nz
Tue Aug 17 09:24:26 CEST 2004
[Martin v. Löwis]
> 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?
I don't know about shtoom, but Mike Fletcher's resourcepackage does. (It
packages up non-*.py files as *.py files). I believe that the main point of
resourcepackage is for ease of distribution (but could be wrong), so perhaps
better distribution tools make this unnecessary. It is an example use-case,
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