raw format string in string format method?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Mar 1 05:29:14 CET 2013

On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Rick Johnson
<rantingrickjohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:42:31 AM UTC-6, Helmut Jarausch wrote:
>> Originally I had used percent-formatting
>> But isn't  it deprecated in Python 3.X ?
> I don't know the current state of "percent formats" future, however, i can tell you that it should be deprecated ASAP!

On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Nope please see
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2012-February/116790.html

And there, folks, you have it. The known troll demands its removal, a
core dev says that it's staying.

Percent formatting is a viable parallel to .format(), with some handy
differences - such as the distinction of significant characters, as
proven here.

Both are going to stay, and I'm glad of it!


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