New Python 3.0 string formatting - really necessary?

r rt8396 at
Sun Dec 21 01:11:43 CET 2008

On Dec 20, 5:27 pm, walterbyrd <walterb... at> wrote:
> On Dec 19, 10:25 am, Michael Torrie <torr... at> wrote:
> > Personally the new string formatter is sorely needed in Python.  
> Really? You know, it's funny, but when I read problems that people
> have with python, I don't remember seeing that. Loads of people
> complain about the white space issue. Some people complain  about the
> speed. Lots of complaints about certain quirky behavior, but I have
> not come across any complaints about the string formatting.
> In fact, from what I have seen, many of the "problems" being "fixed"
> seem to be non-problems.
> I dunno, maybe it's just me.

You are exactly right Walter. I have not even considered this angle
yet. Most of the complaints i hear are the redundant use of self.
Which I lamented about but have become accustom(brainwashed) to it. I
would remove this if it where up to me. I also hear a lot of
complaints about speed. But never once in my life a problem with new
users and string formatting.

hmmm... food for thought

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