[Python-Dev] Python 3.x and bytes

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon May 23 19:20:50 CEST 2011

Glyph Lefkowitz wrote:
> In fact, I feel like I would want to push in the opposite direction: 
> don't treat one-byte bytes slices less like integers; I wish I could 
> more easily treat n-byte sequences _more_ like integers! :).  More 
> protocols have 2-byte or 4-byte network-endian packed integers embedded 
> in them than have individual tag bytes that I want to examine.

So are you thinking that bytes([01,56])[:2] == 120 ?  Or more along the 
lines of a .to_int() method?


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