[Python-Dev] PEP 460 reboot

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Jan 13 04:47:38 CET 2014

On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 6:24 PM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> On 01/12/2014 06:16 PM, Ethan Furman wrote:
>> If you do :
>> --> b'%s' % 'some text'
> Ignore what I previously said.  With no encoding the result would be:
> b"'some text'"
> So an encoding should definitely be specified.

Yes, but the encoding is no business of %s or %. As far as the
formatting operation cares, if the argument is bytes they will be
copied literally, and if the argument is a str (or anything else) it
will call ascii() on it.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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