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Bug#593333: ITP: python-bitarray -- module for efficient handling of boolean arrays

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Jan Dittberner <jandd@debian.org>

* Package name    : python-bitarray
  Version         : 0.3.5
  Upstream Author : Ilan Schnell <ilanschnell@gmail.com>
* URL             : http://pypi.python.org/pypi/bitarray/
* License         : Python Software Foundation License
  Programming Lang: Python, C
  Description     : module for efficient boolean array handling

This module provides an object type which efficiently represents an array of
booleans. Bitarrays are sequence types and behave very much like usual lists.
Eight bits are represented by one byte in contiguous block of memory. The user
can select between two representations; little-endian and big-endian.

Most of the functionality is implemented in C. Methods for accessing the
machine representation are provided. This can be useful when bit level access
to binary files is required, such as portable bitmap image files (.pbm). Also,
when dealing with compressed data which uses variable bit length encoding, you
may find this module useful.

I intend to package this module because it is needed as dependency for
rapid-spring (ITP: #593330).

Jan Dittberner - Debian Developer
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