[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] Changing string constants to byte arrays ( r55119 - in python/branches/py3k-struni/Lib: codecs.py test/test_codecs.py )

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri May 4 19:51:45 CEST 2007


On 5/4/07, Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org> wrote:
> On Friday 04 May 2007, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>  > I also suggest making all bytes literals immutable to avoid running
>  > into any issues like the above.
> +1 from me.

Rather than adding immutability to bytes objects (which has big
implementation and type checking implications), consider using
buffer(b"123") as an immutable bytes literal. You can freely
concatenate and compare buffer objects with bytes objects.

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

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