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

Lie Ryan lie.1296 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 06:11:16 CEST 2009

Michael Foord wrote:
> Benjamin Peterson wrote:
>> 2009/10/5 Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com>:
>>> So I would agree that method invocation on literals (particularly string
>>> literals) is an already established language idiom.
>> And who hasn't ever used 4.56.as_integer_ratio()? :)
> I've tried 4.__add__ a few times (not for a while now though).

That's a Syntax Error
 >>> 4.__add__
   File "<stdin>", line 1
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

however this works:
 >>> 4 .__add__
<method-wrapper '__add__' of int object at 0x1E1FA028>

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