Whatever happened to String Interpolation?
tim at vegeta.ath.cx
Sun Dec 2 03:59:27 EST 2001
Fernando Pérez <fperez528 at yahoo.com> graced us by uttering:
> Tim Hammerquist wrote:
>>> In fact, things like 'blah %(var)s' to me look a lot less readable
>>> (and line noise like, perl-like, whatever) than 'blah $var'. Or is
>>> it that in Python there's such a rabid fear of $ as to not even
>>> admit a case where something like it may be useful?
>> It's possible.
> Good! Maybe we are getting somewhere after all... :-)
Maybe. Maybe not. I'm no rabid anti-Perler. Ask Skip and you may get a
different answer. ;)
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> I hate extra function calls which just clutter things out. I'm a big
> fan of 'first level' code readability: code which in a first reading,
> with minimal mental gymnastics, shows its intended purpose.
Ah, but with training, one can do this with Python, Lisp, and even
Perl! I'm proof!
> Oh well. We'll see if this gets anywhere.
That _would_ be something. =)
Perl will never turn into APL, despite our best efforts.
-- Larry Wall in <199911021845.KAA01167 at kiev.wall.org>
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