Python wart

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Fri Nov 1 03:56:22 CET 2013

On 01/11/2013 02:41, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On 10/31/2013 07:45 PM, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> Quite often I type this
>> print('Total of accounts %.2f', total)
>> when I meant to type this
>> print('Total of accounts %.2f' % total)
>> Do I have to raise a PEP to get this stupid language changed so that it
>> dynamically recognises what I want it to do and acts accordingly?
>> Yours most frustratedly.
> This is one reason I've started using the new string formatting method
> in all my new code.

I'll admit to being a lazy, bone idle git and not wanting to change my 
code as a former C programmer, but that strikes me as a cunning plan, 
thanks.  Now where's my Windows desktop shortcut to the Python compiled 
help file? :)

Python is the second best programming language in the world.
But the best has yet to be invented.  Christian Tismer

Mark Lawrence

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