[Python-Dev] PEP 461: Adding % formatting to bytes and bytearray -- Final, Take 2
stuart at stuartbishop.net
Tue Feb 25 08:43:00 CET 2014
On 23 February 2014 08:56, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> ``%a`` will call :func:``ascii()`` on the interpolated value's
> This is intended as a debugging aid, rather than something that should be
> in production. Non-ascii values will be encoded to either ``\xnn`` or
So we use %a for exactly the same purposes that we used to use %r.
> Unsupported codes
> ``%r`` (which calls ``__repr__`` and returns a :class:`str`) is not
But you propose changing the code.
I think there would have been a lot less discussion if you just
defined %r to do what you propose for %a, as everything would work as
Stuart Bishop <stuart at stuartbishop.net>
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