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

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Jan 12 22:06:50 CET 2014

Paul Moore wrote:
> I could easily argue at this point that this is the type of bug that
> having %-formatting operations on bytes would encourage - %s means
> "format a string" (from years of C and Python (text) experience) so I
> automatically supply a string argument when using %s in a bytes
> formatting context.

So don't call it %s -- call it something else
such as %b.


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