Backport of Python 3's ipaddress module
backport_collections is a backport of Python 3’s ipaddress module for Python 2.6 and Python 2.7. It is based on the backport of Søren Løvborg (https://bitbucket.org/kwi/py2-ipaddress/).
The ipaddress module.
To use it just import the module ipaddress as you would in Python 3. Example:
Given that there is no real bytes types in Python 2, we are using bytearray, which is a mutable version of bytes and in Python 2, has fewer methods.
So if in Python 3 you would do:
with this port you need to do:
One thing that is missing and could be important for performance is the lru_cache for many of the methods. functools in Python 2 does not have such decorator. Maybe in the future I will backport that method as well.
The Python Software Foundation License.