Request Help With Byte/String Problem

Wildman best_lay at
Sat Dec 3 13:00:59 EST 2016

On Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:39:39 +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:

> On 2016-12-02, Wildman via Python-list <python-list at> wrote:
>> On Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:11:18 +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:
>>> I don't know what the "addr" array contains, but if addr is a byte
>>> string, then the "int()" call is not needed, in Pythong 3, a byte is
>>> already an integer:
>>>     def format_ip(a):
>>>        return '.'.join(str(b) for b in a)
>>> addr = b'\x12\x34\x56\x78'
>>> print(format_ip(addr))
>> It is a byte string just like your 'addr =' example and
>> the above code works perfectly.
> More importantly, you've now learned about generator comprehensions
> (aka generator expressions) and the string type's "join" method.  ;)

I have seen the join method before but because of my lack
of experience it didn't occur to me to use it.  I bet I
will remember it from now on.  I stuck a few code examples
into my 'snips' directory.

Generator expressions are new to me.  I have seen it's use
but I didn't understand what it was and what it was doing,
until now.  Thanks again.

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