[Python-ideas] Briefer string format

Eric V. Smith eric at trueblade.com
Tue Jul 21 16:25:43 CEST 2015

On 7/21/2015 9:50 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 3:05 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com
> <mailto:ncoghlan at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I wonder though, if we went with the f-strings idea, could we make
>     them support a *subset* of the "str.format" call syntax, rather than a
>     superset? What if they supported name and attribute lookup syntax, but
>     not positional or subscript lookup?
> I don't know. Either way there's going to be complaints about the
> inconsistencies. :-( I wish we hadn't done the {a[x]} part of PEP 3101,
> but it's too late now. :-(

Maybe we should deprecate it. I've never used it, and I don't think I've
ever seen it in the wild.


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