[Python-Dev] PEP 3144 review.
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Sep 16 10:00:21 CEST 2009
>>> I don't see any valid reason for entering a network as
>>> "192.168.1.1/24" rather
>>> than the canonical "192.168.1.0/24". The former might indicate a
>>> typing error
>>> a mental slip, so let's be helpful and signal it to the user.
>> Or perhaps there can be an optional "strict=True" (or "strict=False")
>> to the constructor / parsing function.
> If so, I hope that we'd default to strict=True.
I don't see the point of enforcing strictness here. There are good use
cases: if you know your address is 184.108.40.206, how do you compute
what you should spell for 220.127.116.11/27? It's very easy to make a
mistake here, and doing the computation in your head is really not
something that should be necessary, given that a computer can get it
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