[Python-Dev] Can we please have a better dict interpolation
barry at python.org
Thu Oct 23 11:58:08 EDT 2003
On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 11:18, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> Barry Warsaw writes:
> > Then again, see my last post. I'm not sure anything needs to be added
> > to core Python to support useful $-strings. Or maybe it can be
> > implemented as a library module (or part of a 'textutils' package).
> +1 on adding this as a module.
Wasn't there talk of a textutils package around the time of
textwrap.py? Maybe add that for Py2.4?
> I've managed to implement this a few times, and it would be nice to
> just import the same implementation from everywhere I needed it.
> One note: calling this "interpolation" (at least when describing it to
> end users) is probably a mistake; "substitution" makes more sense to
> people not ingrained in communities where it's called interpolation.
> It might be ok to call it interpolation for programmers,
> but... there's no need for two different names for it. ;-)
Again +1 isn't strong enough. :) End users understand "substitution",
they don't understand "interpolation". If started to use the former
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