[Python-Dev] Can we please have a better dict interpolation syntax?

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Oct 22 21:36:41 EDT 2003

I have just had the experience of writing a bunch
of expressions of the form

  "create index %(table)s_lid1_idx on %(table)s(%(lid1)s)" % params

and found myself getting quite confused by all the parentheses
and "s" suffixes. I would *really* like to be able to write
this as

  "create index %{table}_lid1_idx on %{table}(%{lid1})" % params

which I find to be much easier on the eyes.

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