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

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Wed Jan 15 23:22:10 CET 2014


On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:55:31AM +1300, Greg Ewing wrote:
> > Neil Schemenauer wrote:
> > >Objects that implement __str__ can also implement __bytes__ if they
> > >can guarantee that ASCII characters are always returned,
> >
> > I think __ascii_ would be a better name. I'd expect
> > a method called __bytes__ on an int to return some
> > version of its binary value.
>
> +1
>

If we are going the route of a new magic method then __ascii__ or
__bytes_format__ get my vote as long as they only return bytes (I see no
need to abbreviate to __bformat__ or __formatb__ when we have method names
as long as __text_signature__ now).
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