Hi Bill,

this isn't new syntax. For more info see pp 369 (pp = pickaxe 
page) or 
http://www.rubycentral.com/book/ref_c_string.html#String._pc

Regards,
Pit

On 2 Oct 2002, at 22:22, William Djaja Tjokroaminata wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> As Ruby already has "sprintf", is this new syntax just a shortcut for
> sprintf, or is it supposed to behave differently (just like the
> discussion of to_flt vs. to_f)?
> 
> Also, in
> 
>     "format_strings" % tokens_of_more_than_one_objects
> 
> what will be the syntax for tokens_of_more_than_one_objects?  Will
> parentheses be optional?  Will it be able to take an array?  The
> reason I ask is because in Python tokens_of_more_than_one_objects must
> be a tuple, which Ruby does not have.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Bill
> ======================================================================
> ===== GOTO Kentaro <gotoken / notwork.org> wrote: > At Wed, 2 Oct 2002
> 12:01:34 +0900, > William Djaja Tjokroaminata wrote:
> 
> >> Is this syntax '"%f" % obj' new to Ruby?  This is something that is
> >> borrowed straight from Python, isn't it?
> 
> > Yes, it is.   
> 
> 
> > Gotoken
> 
>