[Python-ideas] bitwise operations on bytes

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Tue Aug 11 08:01:55 CEST 2009

Eric Eisner schrieb:
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 02:16, Ron Adam<rrr at ronadam.com> wrote:
>> The constructor for the int type already does base and string conversions,
>> extending it to bytes seems like it would be natural.
>>   int(bytes)            # just like int(string)
>>   bytes = bytes(int)    # calls int.__to_bytes__() to do the actual work.
> The constructor for bytes currently accepts a single int as an
> argument, producing that many zero bytes. As far as I can tell this
> behavior is undocumented, but I don't know if that can be changed
> easily...

It is documented, see http://docs.python.org/py3k/library/functions#bytearray.


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