raw format string in string format method?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 15:22:48 CET 2013


On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 1:11 AM, Helmut Jarausch <jarausch at skynet.be> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'd like to print a string with the string format method which uses
> {0}, ...
>
> Unfortunately, the string contains TeX commands which use lots of
> braces. Therefore I would have to double all these braces just for the
> format method which makes the string hardly readable.
>
> Is there anything like a "raw" format string and any other means
> to circumvent this?

You could use a different string formatting function, such as
percent-formatting:

"Hello, {0}, this is %s" % some_string

The {0} will be output literally, and the %s will be replaced by the
string. Braces are ignored, percent signs are significant.

ChrisA



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