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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 12:49:22 CEST 2009

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> That doesn't mean we have to have a transition plan *now*. Creating one
> after Python 3.5 is released (i.e. in 2015 or so) might be sufficient.
> To create a transition plan, you first need *consensus* that you
> actually do want to transition. I don't think such consensus is
> available, and might not be available for a few more years. Pushing
> the issue probably delays obtaining consensus.

Agreed, but that doesn't rule out discussions of what can be done to
make such a transition easier. And just as 2to3 makes the overall Python
transition practical, a percent to brace format translator should make
an eventual formatting transition feasible.


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

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