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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 02:08:24 CEST 2014

On 18 Aug 2014 09:57, "Barry Warsaw" <barry at python.org> wrote:
> On Aug 18, 2014, at 09:12 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> >I'm talking more generally - do you *really* want to be explaining that
> >"bytes" behaves like a tuple of integers, while "bytes.bytes" behaves
> >a tuple of bytes?
> I would explain it differently though, using concrete examples.
>     data = bytes(...)
>     for i in data: # iterate over data as integers
>     for i in data.bytes: # iterate over data as bytes
> But whatever.  I just wish there was something better than iterbytes.

There's actually another aspect to your idea, independent of the naming:
exposing a view rather than just an iterator. I'm going to have to look at
the implications for memoryview, but it may be a good way to go (and would
align with the iterator -> view changes in dict).


> -Barry
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