Python Mystery Theatre -- Episode 2: =?iso-8859-1?q?As=ED?= Fue

Bernhard Herzog bh at
Tue Jul 15 11:18:18 CEST 2003

"Raymond Hettinger" <vze4rx4y at> writes:

> [Jason Trowbridge]
> > Act I
> > I didn't know that python formatting could do that!  I've always
> > treated it like C's printf-style of statements, as that seems to be
> > what it's primarily based off.
> That's why this one was included.
> Hope everyone learned something new.

C's printf can do this too. At least the one in the GNU libc can. It's
docs don't say anything about this being a GNU extension so I guess it
can be found in other libcs as well, though probably not in all.


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