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

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Thu, 20 Jun 2002 12:21:50 -0400

On Thu, Jun 20, 2002, François Pinard wrote:
> [Barry A. Warsaw]
>> In any event, allvars() or a-different-vars() is out of scope for this
>> PEP.  We'd use it if it was there, but I think it needs its own PEP,
>> which someone else will have to champion.
> On the other hand, the allvars() suggestion is right on the point
> in my opinion.  It is not a stand-alone suggestion, its goal was to
> stress out that `.sub()' is too far from the `%' operator, it looks
> like a random addition.  The available formatting paradigms of Python,
> I mean, those which are standard, should look a bit more unified,
> just to preserve overall elegance.  If we want Python to stay elegant
> (which is the source of comfort and pleasure, these being the main
> goals of using Python after all), we have to seek elegance in each
> Python move.

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