New Python 3.0 string formatting - really necessary?

Steve Holden steve at
Fri Dec 19 23:04:58 EST 2008

r wrote:
> Thanks Steven,
> We need a real Pepsi challenge here to show the insignificance of this
> change. I am not against change. But when we lose something as -
> compact- as %formating i'm going to want to see a damn good reason for
> it! Especially when this breaks code, and the "French Connection" is
> not good enough reason for me :)
> Christian said this was not going to be depreciated until 3.2, but
> that still puts the accepted way on the chopping block.

If Python is so important to you it's a pity you haven't been playing
any active role in its development. Do you expect the developers to be

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