[Python-Dev] PEP-498: Literal String Formatting

Tim Delaney timothy.c.delaney at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 03:08:59 CEST 2015

On 8 August 2015 at 11:39, Eric V. Smith <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:

> Following a long discussion on python-ideas, I've posted my draft of
> PEP-498. It describes the "f-string" approach that was the subject of
> the "Briefer string format" thread. I'm open to a better title than
> "Literal String Formatting".
> I need to add some text to the discussion section, but I think it's in
> reasonable shape. I have a fully working implementation that I'll get
> around to posting somewhere this weekend.
> >>> def how_awesome(): return 'very'
> ...
> >>> f'f-strings are {how_awesome()} awesome!'
> 'f-strings are very awesome!'
> I'm open to any suggestions to improve the PEP. Thanks for your feedback.

I'd like to see an alternatives section, in particular listing alternative
prefixes and why they weren't chosen over f. Off the top of my head, ones
I've seen listed are:


Tim Delaney
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