%a format

Jorge Godoy godoy at ieee.org
Wed Sep 8 05:30:50 CEST 2004

Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> writes:

> I suspect because nobody's implemented it yet, most likely because nobody's
> needed it.  (Yours is the first mention I've seen of it.)  Python's C
> implementation currently supports C89, not C99, and since %a is apparently a
> new thing, it's not all that surprising the Python doesn't yet support it.
> 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.


Is the repost intentional?  I've seen some post of yours (2 or 3)
repeated now, with an interval of +/- 11h between the original and the

Godoy.     <godoy at ieee.org>

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