Noob question: Is all this typecasting normal?

TechieInsights GDoermann at
Fri Jan 2 22:47:25 CET 2009

You can use the built-in string formatting options and operations.

In essence, you can do:

print "You still have $%i remaining" %(money)

On Jan 2, 2:15 pm, sprad <jsp... at> wrote:
> I've done a good bit of Perl, but I'm new to Python.
> I find myself doing a lot of typecasting (or whatever this thing I'm
> about to show you is called), and I'm wondering if it's normal, or if
> I'm missing an important idiom.
> For example:
> bet = raw_input("Enter your bet")
> if int(bet) == 0:
>     # respond to a zero bet
> Or later, I'll have an integer, and I end up doing something like
> this:
> print "You still have $" + str(money) + " remaining"
> All the time, I'm going int(this) and str(that). Am I supposed to?

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