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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Oct 7 19:21:53 CEST 2009

Vinay Sajip <vinay_sajip <at> yahoo.co.uk> writes:
> >>> "%0#8x" % 0x1234
> '0x001234'
> >>> "{0:0>#8x}".format(0x1234)
> '000x1234'

Apart from the sheer unreadability of the {}-style format string, the result 
looks rather unexpected from a human being's point of view.

(in those situations, I would output the 0x manually anyway, such as:
>>> "0x%06x" % 0x1234
>>> "0x{:06x}".format(0x1234)



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