Forcing type conversion

Andy Lester andy at
Wed May 17 10:27:13 EDT 2000

> How do I get Python to force 'a' and 'b' into strings so that the following
> concatenates instead of trying to add.
> a = 1
> b = 2
> a + ":" + b

The metaphor you're looking for is like so:

  str = "%d:%d" % (a,b)


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