[Python-Dev] PEP 3144: IP Address Manipulation Library for the Python Standard Library

Glyph Lefkowitz glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Wed Aug 19 20:28:38 CEST 2009

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 2:20 PM, Eric Smith <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:

> I think using .network and .broadcast are pretty well understood to be the
> [0] and [-1] of the network address block. I don't think we want to start
> creating new terms or access patterns here.
> +1 on leaving .network and .broadcast as-is (including returning a
> IPvXAddress object).

-1.  I think 'network.number' or 'network.zero' is a lot clearer than
'network.network'.  Maybe '.broadcast' would be okay, as long as it *can* be
adjusted for those unusual, or maybe even only hypothetical, networks where
it is not the [-1].
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