[New-bugs-announce] [issue11310] Document byte[s|array]() and byte[s|array](count) in docstrings

Terry J. Reedy report at bugs.python.org
Thu Feb 24 19:28:59 CET 2011


New submission from Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu>:

The entry for bytearray(source...) says
"
The optional source parameter can be used to initialize the array in a few different ways:
...
If it is an integer, the array will have that size and will be initialized with null bytes. 
...
Without an argument, an array of size 0 is created.
"
[integer must be non-negative -- patch adds this]
The entry for bytes(source...) refers back to the bytearray entry.

The docstrings for bytes and bytearray omit both possibilities.
Attached is a possible patch to include them.

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assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
files: zbytes.diff
keywords: patch
messages: 129299
nosy: docs at python, terry.reedy
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Document byte[s|array]() and byte[s|array](count) in docstrings
versions: Python 3.2, Python 3.3
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file20877/zbytes.diff

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