[Python-Dev] PEP 3144 review.

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Sep 17 13:49:57 CEST 2009

Peter Moody <peter <at> hda3.com> writes:
> the address with all of the hosts bits masked to zero is most commonly
> referred to as the network address. same as the address with all of
> the host bits set to one is called the broadcast address. calling it
> something like base_address or min_address will cause quite a bit more
> confusion.

Quite a bit less IMO. I'm not a network specialist, but the "network address" of
a network sounds quite vague to me, while things like "lower_bound", "first",
"first_address", "firstip" are immediately understandable and non-ambiguous.

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