[Python-Dev] PEP 215 redux: toward a simplified consensus?
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 20:44:48 +0100
"Barry A. Warsaw" wrote:
> >>>>> "MAL" == M <email@example.com> writes:
> MAL> Whatever you do, just please don't mix the old and new
> MAL> semantics...
> MAL> 'Joe has $ %(a)5.2f in his pocket.' % locals()
> MAL> is perfectly valid now and should continue to be valid.
> I agree completely; it ought to be one or the other. In the code I
> emailed, you actually had to do a conversion step from $-strings to
> %-strings to use the build-in string-mod operator. In practice, if
> $-strings were to be added to the language, I suspect some new prefix
> would have to designate a new type of string object, e.g. $''
> strings. Or perhaps a different binary operator could be used.
Since the strings themselves don't really change and to
avoid confusing string modifiers...
ur$'my $format \$tring'
I'd suggest to use a new operator, e.g.
'Joe has $$ $a in his pocket.' $ locals()
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