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

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Oct 5 10:27:49 CEST 2009

Raymond Hettinger <python <at> rcn.com> writes:
> We should get one written.  ISTM, every %-formatting
> string is directly translatable to an equivalent {}-formatting string.

I'm not sure you can always get equivalent output from the formatting, though.
For example:

>>> "%0#8x" % 0x1234
>>> "{0:0>#8x}".format(0x1234)

Someone please tell me if there's a better {}-format string which I've missed!


Vinay Sajip

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