Eric V. Smith added the comment: While an IPv4Interface may be a subclass of an IPv4Address, it definitely has more information attached to it: the netmask of the network it's on. So an interface (like a network) needs to allow additional parameters to specify the netmask.
It should be true that IPv4Interface is like IPv4Network, but it will allow arbitrary host bits. A IPv4Network in strict mode will have all zeros for the host bits, while a IPv4Network in non-strict mode will allow ones in the host bits (see Ilya's original example). If you look at IPv4Interface.__init__, it actually does just that: creates an IPv4Network with strict=False, then extracts the network parts. I'm not exactly sure why it also has the int(address) code there, too, since IPvv4Network deals with the address part. I would think extracting _prefixlen from the network (as it does later in __init__ for the non-tuple case) would be good enough. ---------- _______________________________________ Python tracker <rep...@bugs.python.org> <http://bugs.python.org/issue29890> _______________________________________ _______________________________________________ Python-bugs-list mailing list Unsubscribe: https://mail.python.org/mailman/options/python-bugs-list/archive%40mail-archive.com