[Python-Dev] PEP 460: allowing %d and %f and mojibake

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sun Jan 12 21:05:30 CET 2014

Am 12.01.2014 20:30, schrieb Emile van Sebille:
> On 01/12/2014 09:26 AM, Paul Moore wrote:
>> Can you give an example of code that is *nearly* acceptable to you,
>> which works in Python 2 and 3 today, and explain what improvements you
>> would like to see to it in order to use it instead of waiting for a
>> core change?
> I'm not a developer, but I'm trying to understand how in v3 I accomplish 
> what in v2 is easy:
> len(open('chars','wb').write("".join(map (chr,range(256)))).read())
> What's the v3 equivalent?

That's actually very easy and shows a strength of the bytes type,
since there's no text involved:

open('chars', 'wb').write(bytes(range(256)))


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