Author eric.smith
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Date 2009-03-24.23:37:05
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> I also not fan on functions having different result type
> (format->bytes or str, it depends...).

In 3.x, str.format() and bytes.format() would be two different methods
on two different objects. I don't think there's any expectation that
they have the same return type. There's no such expectation for
str.strip() and bytes.strip() either.

Similarly, in 2.6, str.format() has a different return type than
unicode.format().

Now the builtin format() function is another issue. In 2.6 the return
type does depend on the types of the arguments. In 3.x, I'd suggest
leaving it as unicode and you won't be allowed to pass in bytes.
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