[Python-Dev] *Simpler* string substitutions

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Sat, 22 Jun 2002 21:12:22 -0400

>>>>> "BS" == Barry Scott <barry.alan.scott@ntlworld.com> writes:

    BS> If I'm going to move from %(name)fmt to ${name} I need a place
    BS> for the fmt format.

One of the reasons why I added "simpler" to the PEP is because I
didn't want to support formatting characters in the specification.
While admittedly handy for some applications, I submit that most
string interpolation simply uses %s or %(name)s and there should be a
simpler, less error prone way of writing that.