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Date 2013-01-23.19:00:46
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On Jan 23, 2013, at 1:58 AM, Antoine Pitrou <report@bugs.python.org> wrote:

> Numbers currently don't have a __bytes__ method:
> 
>>>> (5).__bytes__()
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> AttributeError: 'int' object has no attribute '__bytes__'

They do have some rather odd behavior when passed to the builtin though:

>>> bytes(10)
b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00'

It would be much more convenient for me if bytes(int) returned the ASCIIfication of that int; but honestly, even an error would be better than this behavior.  (If I wanted this behavior - which I never have - I'd rather it be a classmethod, invoked like "bytes.zeroes(n)".)
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