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

Sven R. Kunze srkunze at mail.de
Thu Sep 10 19:35:56 CEST 2015

On 10.09.2015 17:36, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> This perspective doesn't grant enough credit to the significance of C
> in general, and the C ABI in particular, in the overall computing
> landscape. While a lot of folks have put a lot of work into making it
> possible to write software without needing to learn the details of
> what's happening at the machine level, it's still the case that the
> *one* language binding interface that *every* language runtime ends up
> including is being able to load and run C libraries.

Ah, now I understand. We need to add {} to C. That'll make it, right? ;)

Seriously, there are also other significant influences that fit better 
here: template engines. I know a couple of them using {} in some sense 
or another. C format strings are just one of them, so I wouldn't stress 
the significance of C that hard *in that particular instance*. There are 
other areas where C has its strengths.

> P.S. It's also worth remembering than many Pythonistas, including
> members of the core development team, happily switch between
> programming languages according to the task at hand. Python can still
> be our *preferred* language without becoming the *only* language we
> use :)

I hope everybody on this list knows that.:)

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