[Python-Dev] *Simpler* string substitutions

Donald Beaudry Donald Beaudry <donb@abinitio.com>
Thu, 20 Jun 2002 18:50:51 -0400

"Barry Scott" <barry.alan.scott@ntlworld.com> wrote,
> Howabout adding the format inside the {} for example:
>     ${name:format}

Considering that the $ is supposed to be familar to folks who use
other tools, the colon used this way might undo much of that good
will.  On the other hand,


might be just the right thing.

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