String formatting char

Martin von Loewis loewis at informatik.hu-berlin.de
Tue Nov 20 13:11:03 CET 2001


Dale Strickland-Clark <dale at riverhall.NOTHANKS.co.uk> writes:

> Is there some way to alter the format escape character from % to
> something else?

Sure.

def format_with_tilde(msg, args):
    assert msg.find('\200') == -1
    msg = msg.replace('%','\200').replace('~','%')
    msg = msg % args
    return msg.replace('%','~').replace('\200','%')

print format_with_tilde("~d is ~f% of ~d",(3,3.0/8,8))

Regards,
Martin



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