[docs] Tutorial problem

Joe McDonald jam at massa.com
Tue Feb 1 17:28:41 CET 2011



I don't know if I'm emailing the right place, but in the Python Tutorial
2.7.1 by Guido van Rossum, Chapter 7, I tried the examples on the
interpreter and got:


>>> print 'This {food} is {adjective}.'.format(food='spam',
adjective='absolutely horrible')


Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "<pyshell#20>", line 1, in -toplevel-

    print 'This {food} is {adjective}.'.format(food='spam',
adjective='absolutely horrible')

AttributeError: 'str' object has no attribute 'format'


Other examples from this chapter gave similar results. Am I missing
something? I had tried "import string", but that didn't affect the result.


Joe McDonald


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