Author terry.reedy
Recipients AndiDog_old, BreamoreBoy, eric.smith, ezio.melotti, terry.reedy, vstinner
Date 2014-08-30.02:14:41
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I verified Marks 3.4.1 result with Idle.

It strikes me as a bug that a function that maps a unicode format string to a unicode string with interpolations added should ever encode the format to bytes, lets alone using using an encoding that fails or loses information.  It is especially weird given that % formatting does not even work (at present) for bytes.

It seems to me that strftime should never encode the non-special parts of the format text.  Instead, it could split the format (re.split) into a list of alternatine '%x' pairs and running text segments, replace the '%x' entries with the proper entries, and return the list joined back into a string. Some replacements would be locale dependent, other not.

(Just wondering, are the locate names of days and months bytes restricted to ascii or unrestricted unicode using native characters?)
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