[Python-Dev] Fwd: PEP 467: Minor API improvements for bytes & bytearray

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Aug 18 00:52:36 CEST 2014

On Aug 18, 2014, at 08:48 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

>Calling it bytes is too confusing:
>    for x in bytes(data):
>       ...
>    for x in bytes(data).bytes()
>When referring to bytes, which bytes do you mean, the builtin or the method?
>iterbytes() isn't especially attractive as a method name, but it's far more
>explicit about its purpose.

I don't know.  How often do you really instantiate the bytes object there in
the for loop?


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