[Python-Dev] PEP 460 reboot

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Jan 13 16:54:17 CET 2014


On 01/13/2014 01:13 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> On 13 Jan 2014 17:43, "Ethan Furman" wrote:
>> On 01/12/2014 10:51 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>>>
>>> I am a strong -1 on the more lenient proposal, as it makes binary
>>> interpolation in Python 3 an *unsafe operation* for ASCII incompatible
>>> binary formats.
>>
>> No more unsafe that calling .upper() on ASCII incompatible streams.
>
> Right - Guido's proposal is *completely useless* for arbitrary binary data. You can't trust it.

Forgive me for being dense, but I don't understand your objection.  With Guido's proposal, '%s' % bytes_data, bytes_data 
is passed through unchanged.  Did you mean something else by "binary data"?

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~Ethan~


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