Hold on, it took f'' strings a while to grow on you, give it a few minutes. ;)
I'd like Python to be competitive with other (shell) scripting languages, and appeals to purity stand in the way of that. Sometimes practical is just darn useful.
We've already acquiesced to arbitrary expressions, so this is a small further step, icing on the cake, no? I believe Guido mentioned something about "half-measures" in one of his messages.
On 08/26/2015 12:21 PM, Eric V. Smith wrote:
Which is about as easy as I'd like to make this.