raw format string in string format method?

Helmut Jarausch jarausch at skynet.be
Thu Feb 28 15:42:31 CET 2013


On Fri, 01 Mar 2013 01:22:48 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:

> 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

Originally I had used percent-formatting
But isn't  it deprecated in Python 3.X ?

Thanks,
Helmut.



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