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Title: bytearray partition bug
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Interpreter Core Versions: Python 3.7, Python 3.6, Python 2.7
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: serhiy.storchaka Nosy List: berker.peksag, brett.cannon, ezio.melotti, georg.brandl, loewis, mark.dickinson, pitrou, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2013-12-21 19:52 by BreamoreBoy, last changed 2022-04-11 14:57 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Pull Requests
URL Status Linked Edit
PR 4158 merged serhiy.storchaka, 2017-10-28 16:26
PR 4162 merged serhiy.storchaka, 2017-10-29 08:47
PR 4163 merged serhiy.storchaka, 2017-10-29 08:47
PR 9268 merged ZackerySpytz, 2018-09-13 17:57
Messages (10)
msg206773 - (view) Author: Mark Lawrence (BreamoreBoy) * Date: 2013-12-21 19:52
If partition is called with a single byte it works correctly but if called with the equivalent integer it returns the same bytearray with two empty arrays as follows.

py> ba = bytearray(range(8))
py> ba
py> 3 in ba
py> ba.find(3) == ba.index(3) == ba.find(b'\x03')
py> ba.partition(b'\x03')
(bytearray(b'\x00\x01\x02'), bytearray(b'\x03'), bytearray(b'\x04\x05\x06
py> ba.partition(3)
(bytearray(b'\x00\x01\x02\x03\x04\x05\x06\x07'), bytearray(b''), bytearray

More background on the thread starting here which refers to Issue 12170.
msg206774 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-12-21 20:00
Similar bug was in 3.2:

>>> ba = bytearray(range(8))
>>> ba[2:6]
>>> ba[2:6] = 2
>>> ba

Now it is fixed.
msg206775 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-12-21 20:12
Bytearray slice assignment bug was fixed in issue8401.
msg206792 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-12-21 22:22
Whatever the change, bytes and bytearray should act the same.

>>> b = bytes(range(8))
>>> b
>>> b.partition(3)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<pyshell#2>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: expected bytes, bytearray or buffer compatible object

As noted in the thread, ba.partition(a) apparently is executed as ba.partition(bytearray(a)) if a is not a bytearray (or maybe not a buffer object). bytearray(3) == bytearray((0,0,0)) and the latter is not in ba and hence the output given is 'correct'.
msg206793 - (view) Author: Mark Lawrence (BreamoreBoy) * Date: 2013-12-21 22:38
I believe that all methods should act the same, but they don't as a result of the work done in issue12170.  E.g. find will accept integer input but split will not.  Given this comment at the top of "XXX This is a mess.  Common tests should be moved to, which itself ought to be unified with (and the latter should be modernized).", it looks like a thorough review of the code and tests is in order.
msg305167 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-10-28 20:35
To answer Mark, even though no longer nosy: In general, sequence methods .count, .index, and .__contains__ take sequence members and only members as arguments.  Unicode sequences are exceptional because codepoints are not Python objects, so string subsequences must be used instead.  Byte-like sequences are also exceptional in that both members and subsequences are accepted for these methods.

String-like sequence methods .split and .partition take subsequences as arguments.  I think the doc should make this clearer.
msg305170 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-10-28 23:12
New changeset a2314283ff87c65e1745a42c2f2b716b1a209128 by Serhiy Storchaka in branch 'master':
bpo-20047: Make bytearray methods partition() and rpartition() rejecting (#4158)
msg305183 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-10-29 10:24
New changeset 9ea5a3a45b35d01b602e7e4da4f72b2db407e5c6 by Serhiy Storchaka in branch '3.6':
[3.6] bpo-20047: Make bytearray methods partition() and rpartition() rejecting (GH-4158) (#4162)
msg305184 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-10-29 10:25
New changeset 107f3cc791d223dc06b7c80f0de672e88ae6a8d1 by Serhiy Storchaka in branch '2.7':
[2.7] bpo-20047: Make bytearray methods partition() and rpartition() rejecting (GH-4158) (#4163)
msg325306 - (view) Author: Berker Peksag (berker.peksag) * (Python committer) Date: 2018-09-13 23:16
New changeset 0b9fe1734168d45861d6dc3022492387dec5a4a2 by Berker Peksag (Zackery Spytz) in branch '2.7':
[2.7] bpo-20047: Remove Objects/bytesobject.c from 2.7 (GH-9268)
Date User Action Args
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2013-12-21 19:52:41BreamoreBoycreate