[Python-Dev] converting the stdlib to str.format

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 14:19:44 CEST 2008

Greg Ewing wrote:
> Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> - remove support for passing a single value to a format string without 
>> wrapping it in an iterable first
> But won't that clobber a large number of the simple
> use cases that you want to keep %-formatting for?

Note the part of the proposal that allows *any* iterable on the right 
hand side rather than the current insistence on a tuple. So the 
single-value use cases can be boxed easily with a list.

To my mind salvaging %-formatting requires removing the ambiguity over 
whether or not the right hand side will be iterated over.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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