[Python-Dev] PEP 467: Minor API improvements for bytes & bytearray
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Aug 18 03:44:23 CEST 2014
On 08/17/2014 02:19 PM, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> On Aug 17, 2014, at 11:33 AM, Ethan Furman wrote:
>> I've had many of the problems Nick states and I'm also +1.
> There are two code snippets below which were taken from the standard library.
My issues are with 'bytes', not 'bytearray'. 'bytearray(10)' actually makes sense. I certainly have no problem with
bytearray and bytes not being exactly the same.
My primary issues with bytes is not being able to do b'abc' == b'c', and with not being able to do x = b'abc'; y =
bytes(x); assert y == b'c'.
And because of the backwards compatibility issues I would deprecate, because we have a new 'better' way, but not remove,
the current functionality.
I pretty much agree exactly with what Donald Stufft said about it.
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