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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Jan 14 23:46:33 CET 2014

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 1:37 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yep - that's why I consider asciistr to be firmly in the "power tool"
> category. If you know what you're doing, it should let you write hybrid API
> code that is just as concise as Python 2, but it's also far more error prone
> than the core Python 3 text model.

Hm. It sounds like the kind of power tool that only candidates for the
Darwin award would use.

The more I hear you defend it, the less I think it's a good idea for
*anything*. And limiting it to PyPy doesn't make it less dangerous.

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

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