[Python-Dev] Python 3.x and bytes
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu May 19 00:39:34 CEST 2011
Ethan Furman wrote:
> some_var == b'd'
> 1) a check to see if the bytes instance is length 1
> 2) a check to see if
> i) the other object is an int, and
> 2) 0 <= other_obj < 256
> 3) if 1 and 2, make the comparison instead of returning NotImplemented?
It might seem convenient, but I'd worry that it would lead to
even more confusion in other ways. If someone sees that
some_var == b'd'
is true, and that
some_var == 100
is also true, they might expect to be able to do things
n = b'd' + 1
and get 101... or maybe b'e'...
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