New submission from Daniel Hillier <>:

In the zipfile module, masking of bit flags is done against hex numbers eg. if 
flags & 0x800...

To increase readability I suggest we replace these with global variables named 
for the purpose of the flag. From the example above:

if flags & 0x800

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 393622
nosy: dhillier, serhiy.storchaka
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: zipfile: Add descriptive global variables for general purpose bit flags
versions: Python 3.10, Python 3.11

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