[docs] bytearray and language usage.
dreamingforward at gmail.com
Fri Jun 28 01:50:35 CEST 2013
Looking at the Python docs for v2.7.5.
bytearray([source[, encoding[, errors]]])
" Return a new array of bytes. The bytearray type is a mutable
sequence of integers in the range 0 <= x < 256."
This should not be called a "mutable sequence of integers", because to
call them "integers" already casts raw bits into a particular *type*.
They could, hypothetically be very short floats, for example.
More accurately, they are merely "uninterpreted bits presented to the
user in 8-bit chunks, with a consistent starting boundary" (held by
the machine storage address).
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