Pre-PEP: Refusing to guess in string formatting operations

Cherniavsky Biniamin cben at
Mon Mar 17 11:18:00 CET 2003

In article <b4mvh6$59m$1 at>, Patrick Vrijlandt wrote:
>I would like to submit this thought:
>The string formatting operator % can be replaced by
>/ for a single right operand ('shortcut') and
>// for a tuple right operand
>Immediately all code can be made explict
>Depreciation of % can  be done at any pace
Nice idea, I'll list it in the next revision.  The only disatvantage is that
it implies that division will become the only formatting notation in Python
3000, which suffers from being arbitrary punctuation even more than my

Beni Cherniavsky <cben at>

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