[Python-Dev] PEP 460 reboot
cs at zip.com.au
Wed Jan 15 03:56:06 CET 2014
On 14Jan2014 11:43, Jim Jewett <jimjjewett at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greg Ewing replied:
> >> ... ASCII compatible binary data is a
> >> *subset* of arbitrary binary data.
> I wrote: [...]
> > (2) It *may* be worth creating a virtual
> > split in the documentation. [...]
> Ethan likes the idea, but points out that the term
> "Virtual" is confusing here. [...]
> (A) What word should I use instead of "Virtual"?
> Imaginary? Pretend?
I'd title it in terms of a common use case, not a "virtual class".
You even phrase the opening sentence as a use case already.
> (B) Would it be good/bad/at least make the docs
> easier to create an actual class (or alias)?
> (C) Same question for a pair of classes provided
> only in the documentation, like example code.
I don't think so. People might use it:-(
> > A Bytes object could represent anything, [...]
Tiny nit: shouldn't that be "bytes", not "Bytes"?
> > appropriate as the underlying storage for a sound sample
> > or image file.
> > Virtual subclass ASCIIStructuredBytes
> > ====================================
Possible alternate title:
Common use case: bytes containing text sequences, especially ASCII
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>
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