Totally agree.  So far I am very satisfied with sprintf.

Regards,

Bill
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Dave Thomas <Dave / pragmaticprogrammer.com> wrote:
> William Djaja Tjokroaminata <billtj / y.glue.umd.edu> writes:

>> Thanks a lot.  I am sorry that I missed it, because I seldom see it, even
>> in the Pickaxe book.  (In the "Python Essential Reference", for example,
>> this syntax is introduced early and used over and over...)

> I found it kind of ugly, so I used it rarely in PickAxe examples.