[Python-ideas] String interpolation again.

Dag Odenhall dag.odenhall at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 21:26:45 CEST 2010

> In my code, '{bar}' and 'bar=bar' seems too verbose.
> Your code is simple when the literal is short, but it is difficult to
> check which variable
> is inserted where when string is long.

format = '...{short_descriptive_name}...'
text = format.format(

Don't be afraid of more lines of code if it helps readability.

You could also build a context dict:

context = {}
context['name'] = complicated_code_to_get_name()
text = '...{name}...'.format(**context)

Of course personally I want a where/given clause, but that's a different
thread. ;)

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