[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 292, Simpler String Substitutions

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Wed, 19 Jun 2002 23:45:32 -0400

>>>>> "GvR" == Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

    GvR> Apart from Make, most $ substituters use ${...}, not $(...).

GNU Make allows either braces or parentheses; there's no difference
between the two.  So it's a pretty strong precedent in lots of Unix
tools.  GNU Make also uses the $$ escape.