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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Oct 5 22:19:50 CEST 2009

On Oct 4, 2009, at 4:11 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

> Barry Warsaw wrote:
>> I also don't think this is a case of anti-TOOWTDI.  For most  
>> situations
>> {}-strings are great (IMO), but in the specific translation domain, I
>> suspect $-strings are still better.
> I agree that keeping string.Template around is valid due to its  
> focus on
> being very simple to use (especially for non-coders producing
> translation templates)
> However, string.Template is already set up to work for the relevant  
> APIs
> in that domain so I don't think it will really be affected by any
> changes to the underlying language and library support for brace  
> formatting.

What if you wanted to translate log messages?  Printing to a StringIO  
first really isn't a very good solution.


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