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[Python-Dev] Subtle difference between f-strings and str.format()

On 30 March 2018 at 20:05, Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com> wrote:
> 30.03.18 02:16, Steven D'Aprano ????:
>> Is there a down-side to 2b? It sounds like something you might end up
>> doing at a later date regardless of what you do now.
> This complicate the compiler and the eval loop, especially in the case of
> nested substitutions in formats, like
>     f'{value:+{width:d}.{prec:d}f}'

This point reminded me that there's still
https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0536/ to consider as well (that's
the PEP about migrating f-strings to a fully nested expression grammar
rather than hijacking the existing string tokenisation code).

I *think* that's an orthogonal concern (since it relates to the
initial parsing and AST compilation phase, rather then the code
generation and execution phase), but it's worth keeping in mind.


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