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

Patrick K. O'Brien pobrien@orbtech.com
Wed, 19 Jun 2002 23:02:58 -0500

[Guido van Rossum]
> > +1 on the allvars() suggestion also.
> I have no idea what you are talking about. :-(

François Pinard made the following suggestion and I think something along
the lines of allvars() would be very handy, especially with the html stuff
I've been doing lately:

> This is an interesting idea.  However, there are other contexts where the
> concept of a compound dictionary of all globals and locals would
> be useful.
> Maybe we could have some allvars() similar to globals() and locals(),
> and use `... % allvars()' instead of `.sub()'?  So this would serve both
> string interpolation and other avenues.

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