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

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Sat Jan 11 21:45:59 CET 2014

On Jan 11, 2014, at 10:34 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, it bloody well does. The number of people who have told me that
> using Python 3 is what allowed them to finally understand how Unicode
> works vastly exceeds the number of wire protocol and file format devs
> that have complained about working with binary formats being
> significantly less tolerant of the "it's really like ASCII text"
> mindset.

FWIW as one of the people who it took Python3 to finally figure out how to
actually use unicode, it was the absence of encode on bytes and decode on
str that actually did it. Giving bytes a format method would not have affected
that either way I don’t believe.

Donald Stufft
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