[Python-Dev] PEP 215 redux: toward a simplified consensus?

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 13:48:32 -0500

>>>>> "MAL" == M  <mal@lemburg.com> writes:

    MAL> 1. %% becomes %

    MAL> 2. %ident maps to %(ident)s as we have it now

    MAL> 3. %{ident} maps to %(ident)s

    MAL> 4. %(ident)s continues to have the same semantics as
    MAL>    before

What happens to %dogfood or %sickpuppy?  If you're trying to maintain
backwards compatibility with existing syntax, you can't use %ident