[Python-Dev] PEP 460 reboot

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Jan 13 16:33:56 CET 2014

On 01/13/2014 01:49 AM, Mark Shannon wrote:
> '%s' can't work in 3.5, as we must differentiate between
> strings which meed to be encoded and bytes which don't.

I don't understand this objection:

def __mod__(self, other):
     if isinstance(other, bytes):
          # no encoding necessary
     elif isinstance(other, str):
          # payback time!
          other = ascii(other)

Where is the problem?


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