String formatting with dictionaries

Steve dippyd at
Fri Jul 2 07:06:22 CEST 2004

David Bolen wrote:

>>b) why it does not work in the seemingly obvious way I have written it
> Perhaps probably because your intuition isn't firmly grounded in Dutch
> sensibilities?  Or I could just say "because that's not how the string
> formatting operator works" but that doesn't help much does it :-)

Funny, but when I read Thomas' original post, I thought 
what he expected was blindingly obvious and 
intuitive... but once it was pointed out that the keys 
were being taken from a string, it became blindingly 
obvious and intuitive that they had to be strings 

It's a funny old world, inn't?


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