Opened 3 years ago
#6778 enhancement new
Provide dns Message and EDNSMessage constructors which accept FlagConstants and ValueConstants
|Reported by:||Richard Wall||Owned by:|
In ticket:5675#comment:16 exarkun wrote:
- Earlier you mentioned an idea about improving the handling of these numerous flags. I think that's a good idea to pursue. Consider this idea (not necessarily for this ticket, since making these APIs private means we have plenty of time to improve them with follow-up work) -
__init__should accept a
FlagConstantcollapsing as many of these flags as possible (looks like there are 8 parameters that would all combine into 1) into a single value. We could also think about whether
ednsVersionmerit more special handling (perhaps a
Valuesconstant instead of
int) and For compatibility,
- provide an alternate constructor with a signature more like its current
__init__signature - this would be an API more like a drop-in replacement for
Message.__init__. This can also include whatever extra safety checks seem useful to help developers avoid subtle mistakes (though hopefully we can also encourage them to switch to the nicer API).
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