[Python-Dev] proposed struct module format code addition
Shane Holloway (IEEE)
shane.holloway at ieee.org
Sun Oct 3 21:28:30 CEST 2004
Since "long" is supposed to be a full-fledged member of the python
building blocks, I'm +1 for functions being added in both binascii and
One of the greatest things I use struct is for is packing (and
unpacking) the python building blocks for "external use" -- network,
database, and (usually C) libraries. I think it would be best if all
the building blocks could be packed and unpacked from one module.
The additions to binascii would be more convenient to use of the two
additions. But truth to tell, I rarely use binascii. I tend to prefer
struct.pack with str.encode.
What do you think about adding long.tobytes()/long.frombytes() to go
with the new bytes() type? <wink>
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