[Python-Dev] conceptual clarity

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Thu Sep 17 19:32:13 CEST 2009

On Thu, 17 Sep 2009 at 09:16, Peter Moody wrote:
> I mentioned before that IPy's insistence on receiving masked out
> networks was one of the main reasons I wrote ipaddr to begin with.
> Having ipaddr mimic this behavior would make it significantly less
> useful. Removing functionality in the name of avoiding confusion
> doesn't make sense when the same confusion can be alleviated w/o the
> loss.

We're suggesting moving that functionality (accepting a non-masked IP
plus netmask and returning the corresponding Network object) into
a different constructor, not eliminating the functionality.


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