[Python-ideas] bitwise operations on bytes

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Aug 9 00:09:42 CEST 2009

Guido van Rossum schrieb:

> In the grander scheme of things, I worry that interpreting byte
> strings as integers and implementing bitwise operators on them is
> going to cause more confusion and isn't generally useful enough to
> warrant the extra code.

What about operations that don't require the bytes to be interpreted
as anything else?

The OP proposed

bytes_a | bytes_b

to mean

bytes(b_a | b_b for (b_a, b_b) in zip(bytes_a, bytes_b))

except that (probably) an equal length would have to be asserted.


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