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Wed Sep 8 17:22:39 CEST 2004
John> Is there any reason python's printf-style formatting is missing
John> the (C99) '%a' specifier?
>> Can you provide a patch against Objects/stringobject.c in the
>> distribution? Note that Python uses sprintf() to do its dirty work,
>> so any patch would have to implement %a itself to remain compatible
>> with C89.
John> is remaining compatible with C89 a requirement?
For the forseeable future I suspect so. It was only a couple years ago that
ANSI C became a requirement for building CPython. Martin v. Löwis could
provide a more authoritative response.
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