How to represent a sequence of raw bytes

Steven Woody narkewoody at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 01:41:28 CET 2008


On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 5:05 AM, John Machin <sjmachin at lexicon.net> wrote:
> On Dec 23, 1:52 am, "Steven Woody" <narkewo... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 6:44 PM, Steven D'Aprano
>>
>> <st... at remove-this-cybersource.com.au> wrote:
>> > On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 14:56:45 +0800, Steven Woody wrote:
>>
>> >> The intension is to allocate 200 undefined bytes in memory.
>>
>> > You *want* undefined bytes? Out of curiosity, what do you intend to do
>> > with them?
>>
>> to receive/send network packets, read raw files, etc.  After read
>> replies of the thread, I think 'array' or 'struct' maybe what I
>> wanted, may a plain list can do, but I am not sure.
>
> [Rhetorical questions] How do you use "undefined bytes" to receive
> network packets?? Do you really want to use "undefined bytes" to
> *send* network packets????
>
> Suggestion: Stop trying to replicate C in Python; think about what you
> are trying to accomplish at a higher level, then how to implement that
> in Python.
>
> Cheers,
> John

Good suggestion, thanks!



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