[Python-Dev] s/bytes/octet/ [Was:Re: bytes.from_hex() [Was: PEP 332 revival in coordination with pep 349?]]

Delaney, Timothy (Tim) tdelaney at avaya.com
Tue Feb 21 23:23:39 CET 2006

Greg Ewing wrote:

> I don't quite see the point here. Inside a bytes object,
> they would be stored 1 byte per byte. Nobody is suggesting
> that they would take up more than that just because
> a_bytes_object[i] happens to return an int.

Speaking of which, I suspect it'll be a lot more common to need integer
objects in the full range [0, 255] than it is now.

Perhaps we should extend the pre-allocated integer objects to cover the
full byte range.

Tim Delaney

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