[Python-Dev] Re: adding a bytes sequence type to Python
gmccaughan at synaptics-uk.com
Tue Aug 17 14:19:24 CEST 2004
On Tuesday 2004-08-17 12:13, Anthony Baxter wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > I see that as a huge case for a bytes type, which I've proposed
> > myself; but what's the use case for bytes literals, assuming you can
> > write bytes("foo")? Does b"foo" really make much of a difference? Is
> > it so hard to have to write bytes([0x66, 0x6f, 0x6f]) instead of
> > b"\x66\x6f\x6f"?
> It's a pretty marginal case for it. I just played with it a bit, and
> I think after playing with it, I actually prefer the non b'' case.
Another option, with pros and cons of its own: something along
the lines of b"666f6f".
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