[Python-Dev] PEP 332 revival in coordination with pep 349? [ Was:Re: release plan for 2.5 ?]

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Feb 15 00:13:44 CET 2006

On 2/14/06, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> A related question: what would bytes([104, 101, 108, 108, 111, 8004])
> return?  An exception hopefully.


> I also think you'd want bytes([x
> for x in some_bytes_object]) to return an object equal to the original.

You mean if types(some_bytes_object) is bytes? Yes. But that doesn't
constrain the API much.

Anyway, I'm now convinced that bytes should act as an array of ints,
where the ints are restricted to range(0, 256) but have type int.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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