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Date 2014-03-15.15:56:05
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Python 2.7.3 (default, Sep 26 2012, 21:51:14) 
[GCC 4.7.2] on linux2
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--> bytes(5)
'5'

--> bytearray(5)
bytearray(b'\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00')
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Creating a buffer of null bytes makes sense for bytearray, which is mutable; it does not make sense, and IMHO only causes confusion, to have bytes return an /immutable/ sequence of zero bytes.
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