[Python-3000] Thoughts on new I/O library and bytecode

Thomas Wouters thomas at python.org
Sun Feb 25 23:29:11 CET 2007

I think you're confused. There isn't anything 'less generic' about the bytes
literal. Both bytes([...]) and b"..." can express the full 256 value range.

On 2/25/07, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Thomas Wouters wrote:
> >
> > I'm not sure what makes you say that. There isn't anyone actually using
> > bytes() right now, so what makes you think how it's created?
> That's my point -- you *don't* know how any given bytes
> object was created, so there's no reason to display it
> in anything other than the most generic way.
> Another thing is that the idea of displaying a mutable
> object in a way that closely resembles a non-mutable
> literal makes me uncomfortable. Actually, writing that
> sort of literal makes me uncomfortable too, but I'm
> not sure what to do about that.
> --
> Greg
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