[Python-Dev] RFC: PEP 460: Add bytes % args and bytes.format(args) to Python 3.5

Stefan Krah stefan at bytereef.org
Tue Jan 7 12:24:25 CET 2014

Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> > Very nice, thanks.  If I was to make a blasphemous suggestion I would
> > even target it for Python 3.4.  (No, seriously, this is a big issue
> > - see the recent discussion by Armin - and the big names involved show
> > that it is a major holdup of 3.x uptake.)  It would of course depend
> > a lot on how much code from unicode formatting can be retained or
> > adapted as opposed to a rewrite from scratch.
> From what I've seen of the unicode formatting code, a lot would have to
> be rewritten or refactored. It is a non-trivial task, definitely
> inappropriate for 3.4.

I do not know the stringlib well enough, so I have a silly question:

Would it be possible to re-use the 2.x stringlib just for the bytes type,
name it byteslib and disable features as appropriate?

Stefan Krah

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