[Python-Dev] PEP 467: Minor API improvements to bytes, bytearray, and memoryview

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Jun 7 17:31:19 EDT 2016

On Jun 07, 2016, at 01:28 PM, Ethan Furman wrote:

>* Add ``bytes.iterbytes``, ``bytearray.iterbytes`` and
>   ``memoryview.iterbytes`` alternative iterators

+1 but I want to go just a little farther.

We can't change bytes.__getitem__ but we can add another method that returns
single byte objects?  I think it's still a bit of a pain to extract single
bytes even with .iterbytes().

Maybe .iterbytes can take a single index argument (blech) or add a method like
.byte_at(i).  I'll let you bikeshed on the name.


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