[Python-Dev] bytes.tohex in Python 3

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Aug 9 18:45:42 CEST 2008

On Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 12:40 AM, Matt Giuca <matt.giuca at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm confused as to how you represent a bytes object in hexadecimal in Python
> 3. Of course in Python 2, you use str.encode('hex') to go to hex, and
> hexstr.decode('hex') to go from hex.
> In Python 3, they removed "hex" as a codec (which was a good move, I think).
> Now there's the static method bytes.fromhex(hexbytes) to go from hex. But I
> haven't figured out any (easy) way to convert a byte string to hex. Is there
> some way I haven't noticed, or is this an oversight?
> The easiest thing I can think of currently is this:
> ''.join(hex(b)[2:] for b in mybytes)
> I think there should be a bytes.tohex() method. I'll add this as a bug
> report if it indeed is an oversight, but I thought I'd check here first to
> make sure I'm not just missing something.

How about

import binascii

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