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

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Sat Jan 11 03:28:41 CET 2014

On 01/10/2014 06:04 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:53:09 -0500
> "Eric V. Smith" <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:
>> So, I'm -1 on the PEP. It doesn't address the cases laid out in issue
>> 3892. See for example http://bugs.python.org/issue3982#msg180432 .
> Then we might as well not do anything, since any attempt to advance
> things is met by stubborn opposition in the name of "not far enough".

Heh, and here I thought it was stubborn opposition in the name of purity.  ;)

> (I don't care much personally, I think the issue is quite overblown
> anyway)

Is it safe to assume you don't use Python for the use-cases under discussion?  Specifically, mixed ASCII, binary, and 
encoded-text byte streams?


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