[Python-Dev] PEP 461 - Adding % and {} formatting to bytes

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Jan 15 03:24:02 CET 2014

On 01/14/2014 05:02 PM, Glenn Linderman wrote:
> On 1/14/2014 2:38 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> I think Brett has the right idea: we shouldn't try to accept numbers
>> for %s in binary interpolation. If we limit it to just buffer
>> exporters and objects with a __bytes__ method then the problem goes away.
>> The numeric codes all exist in Python 2, so the porting requirement to
>> the common 2/3 subset will be to update the cases of binary
>> interpolation of a number with %s to use an appropriate numeric
>> formatting code instead.
> +1

Agreed, PEP updated.


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