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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Jan 10 23:29:58 CET 2014

On Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:56:19 -0500
"Eric V. Smith" <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:
> I agree. I don't see any reason to exclude int and float. See Guido's
> messages http://bugs.python.org/issue3982#msg180423 and
> http://bugs.python.org/issue3982#msg180430 for some justification and
> discussion.

If you are representing int and float, you're really formatting a text
message, not bytes. Basically if you allow the formatting of int and
float instances, there's no reason not to allow the formatting of
arbitrary objects through __str__. It doesn't make sense to
special-case those two types and nothing else.



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