[Python-Dev] transitioning from % to {} formatting

James Y Knight foom at fuhm.net
Thu Oct 1 18:15:15 CEST 2009

On Sep 30, 2009, at 1:01 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> Why not allow logging.Formatter to take a callable, which would in  
> turn call the
> callable with keyword arguments?
> Therefore, you could write:
>   logging.Formatter("{asctime} - {name} - {level} - {msg}".format)
> and then:
>   logging.critical(name="Python", msg="Buildbots are down")
> All this without having to learn about a separate "compatibility  
> wrapper object".

It's a nice idea -- but I think it's better for the wrapper (whatever  
form it takes) to support __mod__ so that logging.Formatter (and  
everything else) doesn't need to be modified to be able to know about  
how to use both callables and "%"ables.

Is it possible for a C function like str.format to have other methods  
defined on its function type?


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