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Advanced String Formatting (#117)


Advanced String Formatting

Eric Smith (True Blade Systems, Inc.)

Advanced string formatting (str.format, described in PEP 3101) was added in Python 2.6 and 3.0 as a more powerful, flexible, and extensible alternative to the existing %-based string formatting.

This talk will discuss how to use str.format, how your own types can benefit from it, its strengths and weaknesses, how to migrate to it, and advanced topics such as implementing your own templating language.


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