[Python-Dev] Replacement for print in Python 3.0

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Sep 1 20:32:33 CEST 2005

On 9/1/05, Raymond Hettinger <raymond.hettinger at verizon.net> wrote:
> string.Template is a bit too simplified.  But perhaps it can be adapted.
> We still want some way to express %r, %6.2f, etc.    Since string
> formatting has been around since Tim was in diapers, we should probably
> start by looking at the solutions used by other languages.  With Py3.0,
> we have a real opportunity to break-away from doing things the way C
> does it.

Hrm. Most other languages these days do floating point formatting the
way C does it. I'm happy to look for other ways to invoke the thing,
but I think that we shouldn't tinker with %6.2f. (In fact, the major
complaint is about the one place where I *did* tinker with it --

Maybe the ${boo} form can be extended to allow ${boo%6.2f} ??? 

Unfortunately that would prevent a different extension of ${boo}: %{boo+far}.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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