[Python-Dev] PEP 461: Adding % formatting to bytes and bytearray -- Final, Take 2
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Feb 24 19:40:46 CET 2014
Okay, types corrected, most comments taken into account.
%b is right out, %a is still suffering scrutiny.
The arguments seem to boil down to:
We don't need it.
Somebody might, and it's better than having them inappropriately add a __bytes__ method if we don't have it.
"We don't need it" doesn't really need any further explanation.
Does anybody have any examples where %a could be useful? Considering the work-arounds are either wrong or painful, it
wouldn't take much to sway me towards keeping it, but at the moment it seems to be a YAGNI, plus we could always add it
later if it turns out to be useful. (For that matter, we could implement the main portion of the PEP now, and maybe a
%a use-case will show up before 3.5 is released and we could add it then.)
So, any last thoughts about %a?
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