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

skip at pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Sun May 6 14:09:31 CEST 2007

    >> So is having mutable bytes just a matter of calling them "byte
    >> displays" instead of "byte literals" or does that also require
    >> changing something in the back end?

    Martin> It's certainly also an issue of language semantics (i.e. changes
    Martin> to interpreter code). There are a number of options:
    Martin> 1. don't support creation of byte values through syntax. Instead,
    Martin>    create bytes through a constructor function.

I don't read the py3k mailing list.  I presume the distinction between
"display" and "literal" is old hat to those folks.  I've never seen the
term.  Can someone explain it?



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