YA string interpolation and printing idea

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Sat Jan 17 05:27:58 CET 2004


Paul Rubin wrote:

> How about adding a string interpolation method ...

You already have one with the % operator:

	"hello %(name)s" % locals()

> ... and a some print
> methods to strings.

Why in the world would you want that?  Printing methods go on the things
that do work of printing, which are file-like objects, not strings. 
And, on file-like objects, that method is called `write'.

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