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

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Jan 14 23:12:48 CET 2014

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Actually, Nick explained that asciistr() + asciistr() returns str,

That part seems wrong to me, because it means that
you can't write polymorphic byte/string functions
that are composable.

I would be -1 on that, and prefer that
asciistr + asciistr --> asciistr.


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