[Python-Dev] Python 3.x and bytes

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu May 19 22:36:42 CEST 2011

On 5/19/2011 3:49 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

> It's a mental model problem. People try to think of bytes as
> equivalent to 2.x str and that's just wrong, wrong, wrong. It's far
> closer to array.array('c').

Or like C char arrays

> Strings are basically *unique* in
> returning a length 1 instance of themselves for indexing operations.

I still remember having to work that out and get used to it.

Terry Jan Reedy

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