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

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Jan 12 23:12:45 CET 2014

Mark Lawrence wrote:
> I entirely agree.  This would also parallel the conversion flags given 
> here http://docs.python.org/3/library/string.html#format-string-syntax, 
> I quote "Three conversion flags are currently supported: '!s' which 
> calls str() on the value, '!r' which calls repr() and '!a' which calls 
> ascii()".

Except that ascii() does something rather different --
it's a variation on repr() rather than str(), and it
doesn't imply any encoding operation.

I think this parallel would be more confusing than


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