[Python-Dev] string formatting and i18n

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Sep 5 20:27:25 CEST 2005

On Mon, 2005-09-05 at 14:10, François Pinard wrote:

>   "The file %(filename)s in directory %(dir)s is read only" % vars()
> is already usable.  The need being already filled without Template
> strings, it could hardly be presented as a motivation for them. :-)

Except that IME, %(var)s is an error-prone construct for translators.


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