[Python-Dev] Changing string constants to byte arrays in Py3k

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun May 6 01:25:26 CEST 2007

Steven Bethard wrote:

> Does that mean you want list literals to be immutable too?

There are no "list literals" in Python, only expressions
that construct lists.

You might argue that b"abc" is not a literal either, but
an expression that constructs a bytes object. However, it
*looks* so much like a string literal that this would be
a difficult distinction to keep in mind, and very likely
to trip people up.


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