[Python-Dev] PEP 460 reboot

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Jan 13 02:27:12 CET 2014

On 01/12/2014 04:47 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> %s seems the trickiest: I think with a bytes argument it should just
> insert those bytes (and the padding modifiers should work too), and
> for other types it should probably work like %a, so that it works as
> expected for numeric values, and with a string argument it will return
> the ascii()-variant of its repr(). Examples:
> b'%s' % 42 == b'42'
> b'%s' % 'x' == b"'x'" (i.e. the three-byte string containing an 'x'
> enclosed in single quotes)

I'm not sure about the quotes.  Would anyone ever actually want those in the byte stream?


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