Trivial string substitution/parser

Josiah Carlson josiah.carlson at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 18 06:18:03 CEST 2007


Samuel wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Jun 2007 11:00:58 +0000, Duncan Booth wrote:
> 
>> The elegant and lazy way would be to change your specification so that $
>> characters are escaped by $$ not by backslashes. Then you can write:
>>
>>>>> from string import Template
>>>>> ...
> 
> Thanks, however, turns out my specification of the problem was 
> incomplete: In addition, the variable names are not known at compilation 
> time.

You mean at edit-time.

 >>> t.substitute(variable1="hello", variable2="world")

Can be replaced by...

 >>> t.substitute(**vars)

...as per the standard **kwargs passing semantics.


  - Josiah



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