[Python-ideas] String formatting and namedtuple

Eric Smith eric at trueblade.com
Mon Feb 16 21:50:12 CET 2009

Terry Reedy wrote:
> The purpose of my proposal is to make the simple case simple.
> In terms of keystrokes, unshift - . - shift is as bad as unshift - 0 - 
> shift.

I have this mostly implemented in ''.format(), despite my earlier 
statement that I was done playing with it after the sample that's 
attached to http://bugs.python.org/issue5237. Now that I have this
working in the core, I find Terry's argument above quite convincing. Not 
having to do the shift-unshift-shift dance to type in the format 
placeholder really does make it easier to use for the simple cases. I'm 
seeing this as a definite improvement.

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