[Python-Dev] bytes type discussion
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Thu Feb 16 00:20:16 CET 2006
I'm actually assuming to put this off until 2.6 anyway.
On 2/15/06, Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:
> Thomas Wouters wrote:
> > > After reading some of the discussion, and seen some of the arguments,
> > > I'm beginning to feel that we need working code to get this right.
> > >
> > > It would be nice if we could get a bytes() type into the first alpha, so
> > > the design can get some real-world exposure in real-world apps/libs be-
> > > fore 2.5 final.
> > I agree that working code would be nice, but I don't see why it should be in
> > an alpha release. IMHO it shouldn't be in an alpha release until it at least
> > looks good enough for the developers, and good enough to put in a PEP.
> I'm not convinced that the PEP will be good enough without experience
> from using a bytes type in *real-world* (i.e. *existing*) byte-crunching
> if we put it in an early alpha, we can use it with real code, fix any issues
> that arises, and even remove it if necessary, before 2.5 final. if it goes in
> late, we'll be stuck with whatever the PEP says.
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