[Python-ideas] One way to do format and print

Stefan Krah skrah at bytereef.org
Mon Sep 7 22:29:46 CEST 2015

Sven R. Kunze <srkunze at ...> writes:
> >>> Percent formatting is similar to what other C-derived languages have,
> >> Still necessary? Really, really necessary? Or just because we can?
> >>
> > Absolutely. For many Python users this is the preferred form. I find
> > that of all variations, this one is the most readable.
> Okay, convinced. ;)
> No, seriously, what would you do when Python would deprecate % syntax? 
> Could you switch to {} ?

There are many conservative Python users who are probably underrepresented
on this list.  All can say is that %-formatting never went out of
fashion, see e.g.

  https://google-styleguide.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/cppguide.html#Streams ,

  https://google-styleguide.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/pyguide.html#Strings ,


and many others.

Fortunately, there are no plans to deprecate %-formatting (latest
reference is PEP-498).

Stefan Krah

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