[Python-ideas] String formatting and namedtuple

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Thu Feb 12 21:01:52 CET 2009

>> PROPOSAL: Allow the simple case to stay simple.  Allow field names to be  
>> omitted for all fields in a string and then default to 0, 1, ... so that  
>> example above could be written as
>> >>> msg = "{} == {}".format
>> Given that computers are glorified counting machines, it *is* a bit  
>> annoying to be required to do the counting manually.  I think this is at  
>> least half the objection to switching to .format.
> +1 -- given this, I would remove half my objection to .format(); the rest
> has mostly to do with backward compatibility as explained previously.

+1 from here also.


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