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Author serhiy.storchaka
Recipients oleksandr.suvorov, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2017-09-26.17:17:56
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Inconsistency is a weak argument. It itself is not enough to add a new feature. str.translate() accepts a mapping instead of a string (as it would be for consistency with bytes.translate()) because it would be inconvenient to provide a 1114112-character string. str.maketrans() just compile a mapping in the optimized representation, because using a general mapping is not very efficient.

A bytes object of length 256 already is the most efficient representation of the translation table for bytes. And you can create it from a mapping in Python:

def mymaketrans(mapping):
    table = bytearray(range(256))
    for x, y in mapping.items():
        table[x] = y
    return table
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