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

Glenn Linderman v+python at g.nevcal.com
Mon Jan 13 07:06:27 CET 2014

On 1/12/2014 8:00 PM, Ethan Furman wrote:
> Okay, I've thought somewhat.  Under the definition above would it be 
> fair to say that Db3Table (a class in my dbf module) is a boundary 
> type?  It sits between the actual file and the program, and transforms 
> bytes into actual Python types. 

Yes.  That is exactly what a boundary type is. It doesn't matter whether 
it is a file format or a wire protocol format on the non-Python side, 
the sequence of bytes is defined, using methods that are not directly 
corresponding to python data types (if they do correspond, the boundary 
type is trivial).
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