[Python-Dev] Python 3.x and bytes

Xavier Morel catch-all at masklinn.net
Thu May 19 12:12:56 CEST 2011

On 2011-05-19, at 11:25 , Łukasz Langa wrote:
> Wiadomość napisana przez Stefan Behnel w dniu 2011-05-19, o godz. 10:37:
>>> But why wouldn't "they" expect `b'de' + 1` to work as well in this case? If a 1-byte bytes is equivalent to an integer, why not an arbitrary one as well?
>> The result of this must obviously be b"de1".
> I hope you're joking. At best, the result should be b"de\x01".

Actually, if `b'd'+1` returns `b'e'` an equivalent behavior should be that `b'de'+1` returns `b'df'`.

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