I am please to announce the availability of the first beta release of the "plum-py" package.
This package provides classes and utility functions to efficiently pack and unpack bytes similar to what the standard library `struct` module offers. This package expands significantly on that capability with much more powerful and convenient access and control of bytes within a buffer (including handling variable size/type relationships within the buffer data).
The package provides a large number of fundamental types (e.g. numbers, structures, arrays, etc.) for specifying buffer data structure. Each type conforms to a "plug-and-play" architecture facilitating the ability to be combined in any way, including deeply nested structures of arbitrary type. You may also write your own custom types that conform to the "plug-and-play" architecture API and use them in combination with any of the fundamental types provided.
With Regards, Dan Gass (dan.gass at gmail)