[Python-Dev] PEP-498: Literal String Formatting
python-ideas at mgmiller.net
Tue Aug 11 19:05:55 CEST 2015
On 08/11/2015 06:47 AM, Eric V. Smith wrote:
>> 2. Let's call them "format strings" not "f-strings".
>> The latter sounds slightly obnoxious, and also inconsistent with the
>> r'' raw string
>> u'' unicode object (string)
>> f'' format string
> People seem to have already started using f-strings. I think it's
Sure, there's no way to ban it, that would be silly. But, I think the
documentation should not use it.
We don't normally say "r-strings" or "u-strings" when talking about them, it's
not very accurate. The letter they use isn't their important quality.
Also, avoiding the f- takes the spotlight off the part where f stands for words
besides format. ;)
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