[Python-Dev] PEP460 thoughts from a Mercurial dev

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 22:56:26 CET 2014


On 14 Jan 2014 03:34, "Guido van Rossum" <guido at python.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 13 January 2014 23:57, Augie Fackler <raf at durin42.com> wrote:
> >> 1) What do we need in terms of functionality
> >>
> >> Best guess, %s, %d, and %f. I've not done a full audit of the code,
but some
> >> limited looking over the grep hits for % in .py files suggests I'm
right,
> >> and we could even do without %f (we only use that for 'hg --time'
output,
> >> which we could do in unicode).
> >
> > I think PEP 460 will have you covered there, or hopefully asciistr on
3.3+
>
> I'm confused on how PEP 460 would help -- Augie mentioned %d, which it
excludes.

I meant your proposed more lenient version (since there's no need for the
binary only version to be in the common 2/3 subset).

Cheers,
Nick.

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