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

Paul Sokolovsky pmiscml at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 17:37:11 EDT 2016


On Tue, 7 Jun 2016 17:31:19 -0400
Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

> 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.

What's wrong with b[i:i+1] ?

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 Paul                          mailto:pmiscml at gmail.com

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