[Python-Dev] PEP 3144 review.

Peter Moody peter at hda3.com
Wed Sep 30 23:48:25 CEST 2009

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this is what I wrote:

it's not so much a need as it is useful.  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. FWIW, netaddr does the same thing.


On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 2:34 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>> I don't know -- this is (from what Peter told me) a common use case so
>> he (and presumably  others) would from time to time have to write
>> extra code to keep track of that IP address in a new app.
> I, and probably others, would really, REALLY like to see one such
> "common use case". I do find it puzzling that non of the readers here
> can think of any, and the continued assertion that use cases do exist
> without them being presented is somewhat disturbing.
> Regards,
> Martin
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