None in string formatting

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Wed Mar 9 05:30:24 CET 2005


rodney.maxwell at gmail.com wrote:

> Was doing some string formatting, noticed the following:
> 
>>>> x = None
>>>> "%s" % x
> 'None'
> 
> Is there a reason it maps to 'None'? I had expected ''.

Because %s just calls str on the arguments, and str(None) == 'None'.

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