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

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Jan 15 17:20:06 CET 2014


On 01/15/2014 08:04 AM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:47:43 +0000 (UTC)
> Neil Schemenauer <nas at arctrix.com> wrote:
>>
>> Objects that implement __str__ can also implement __bytes__ if they
>> can guarantee that ASCII characters are always returned, no matter
>> what the *value*
>
> I think that's a slippery slope. __bytes__ should mean that the object
> has a well-known bytes equivalent or encoding, not that its __str__
> happens to be pure ASCII.

Agreed.

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~Ethan~


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