[Python-Dev] Python 3.x and bytes

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed May 18 21:06:09 CEST 2011

> Note that the more common idiom (not that I can measure it, mind)
> when dealing with byte strings is something analogous to
>     if my_byte_string[i:i+1] == b'x':
> rather than
>     if my_byte_string[i] == 170:

FWIW, Another spelling of this is

      if my_byte_string[i] == ord(b'x')

>From a readability point, it's in the same category as the first one,
but less twisted.


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