[Python-Dev] Python 3.x and bytes

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon May 23 19:55:41 CEST 2011

On 5/23/2011 1:20 PM, Ethan Furman wrote:
> 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?

I believe that such things can be handled by the struct module.

Terry Jan Reedy

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