[New-bugs-announce] [issue14123] Doc change re old and new string formatting

Christine Jones report at bugs.python.org
Sat Feb 25 21:48:48 CET 2012

New submission from Christine Jones <silly.english.knights at gmail.com>:

Change to this http://docs.python.org/py3k/library/stdtypes.html as suggested by Nick Coghlan here http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/python/dev/969817

"The formatting operations described here are modelled on C's printf()
syntax. They only support formatting of certain builtin types, and the
use of a binary operator means that care may be needed in order to
format tuples and dictionaries correctly. As the new string formatting
syntax is more powerful, flexible, extensible and handles tuples and
dictionaries naturally, it is recommended for new code. However, there
are no current plans to deprecate printf-style formatting."

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status: open
title: Doc change re old and new string formatting

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