On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 09:55, Skip Montanaro wrote:
What if lid1 is a float which you want to display with two digits past the decimal point?
BTW, I should mention that IMO, $-strings are great for end-user editable string templates, such as (in Mailman) things like translatable strings or message footer templates.
But I also think the existing %-strings are just fine for programmers. I would definitely be opposed to complicating $-strings with any of the specialized and fine-grained control you have with %-strings. KISS and you'll have a great 99% solution, as long as you accept that the two substitution formats are aimed at different audiences.
Then again, see my last post. I'm not sure anything needs to be added to core Python to support useful $-strings. Or maybe it can be implemented as a library module (or part of a 'textutils' package).