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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Jan 9 13:48:03 CET 2014

On Thu, 09 Jan 2014 03:54:13 +0000
MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
> I'm thinking that the "i" format could be used for signed integers and
> the "u" for unsigned integers. The width would be the number of bytes.
> You would also need to have a way of specifying the endianness.
> For example:
>  >>> b'{:<2i}'.format(256)
> b'\x01\x00'
>  >>> b'{:>2i}'.format(256)
> b'\x00\x01'

The goal is not to add an alternative to the struct module. If you need
binary packing/unpacking, just use struct.



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