[Python-ideas] String interpolation again.

Alex Light scialexlight at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 14:35:40 CEST 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 8:26 AM, Andrey Popp <8mayday at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think it's a form of weak typing from languages like PHP, that
> allows programmer to make huge amounts of mistakes, that are sometimes
> difficult to spot.

I agree. but i wouldn't mind if python would start automatically calling str
on objects in string sequences if they are not strings.
i.e. turn this

not_a_string = 123

a_string = 'this is a string' + not_a_string
#currently throws syntax error

 to this:
a_string = 'this is a string ' + str(not_a_string)

they do this in java and it works quite well

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