[Python-ideas] Briefer string format

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri Jul 31 23:37:28 CEST 2015

On Jul 19, 2015, at 04:35 PM, Mike Miller wrote:

>I've long wished python could format strings easily like bash or perl do, ...
>and then it hit me:
>     csstext += f'{nl}{key}{space}{{{nl}'
>An "f-formatted" string could automatically format with the locals dict.

You might take a look at a feature of flufl.i18n, which supports automatic
substitutions from locals and globals:


In general, flufl.i18n builds on PEP 292 $-strings and gettext to support more
i18n use cases, especially in multi-language contexts.  Still, the
substitution features can be more or less used independently, and do a lot of
what you're looking for.  This feature is only supported on implementations
with sys._getframe() though (e.g. CPython).

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