[Python-Dev] PEP 461: Adding % formatting to bytes and bytearray -- Final, Take 2
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Mon Feb 24 20:29:41 CET 2014
On 2/24/2014 10:40 AM, Ethan Furman wrote:
> Somebody might, and it's better than having them inappropriately add a
> __bytes__ method if we don't have it.
I'll admit my first thought on reading the initial discussions about
adding bytes % formatting was "Oh, if I want to display custom objects
in a byte stream, just add a __bytes__ method."
I don't believe there is any verbiage in the PEP (that might get
transferred to the documentation) that explains why that would be a bad
idea. Should there be? Whether or not %a is implemented sooner or later?
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