[Python-Dev] possible string formatting bug

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Mon Oct 8 17:40:40 CEST 2007

Eli Courtwright schrieb:
> Greetings,
> I've found what might be a bug in Python's % string formatting
> operator.  Consider the following code:
> "%%(%s)=%%s" % "hello"
> On "Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, May 18 2007, 16:56:43) [GCC 3.4.4 (cygming
> special, gdc 0.12, using dmd 0.125)] on cygwin" this produces the string
> "%(hello)s=%s" which is what I'd expect.

There must be some confusion, because the above gives "%(hello)=%s"...
are you sure you tried the same format strings on both versions?


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