Pre-PEP: Refusing to guess in string formatting operations

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Wed Mar 12 15:58:40 CET 2003


Jp Calderone <exarkun at intarweb.us> writes:

>   In retrospect, I would rather have the method named __mod__.  It is the
> only thing that -really- makes sense, and it clears up two related warts:
> using the % operator on strings calls no function reachable from Python, and
> subclasses of str cannot override the % behavior.

This is fixed in 2.3, I'm fairly sure.

Cheers,
M.

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