[Python-Dev] PEP 3144 review.

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Oct 1 02:16:06 CEST 2009

Peter Moody wrote:
> it's useful to take an
> address like and derive a bunch of information from
> it (like the network address, broadcast address, containing supernets,
> etc), but still remember that the original address was
> having a separate class or two for this is overly burdensome in my
> mind.

Seems to me what you want isn't so much an IPNetwork that
can optionally have an address, as an IPAddress that can
optionally have a mask, and methods for deriving those
other things from it.


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