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Author ncoghlan
Recipients Ramchandra Apte, eric.araujo, eric.smith, flox, meador.inge, ncoghlan, terry.reedy, vinay.sajip
Date 2012-06-12.11:57:53
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One brief comment on the wording of the error message: the inconsistent naming is actually copied from the str.format code.

>>> "{foo} {} {bar}".format(2, foo='fooval', bar='barval')
'fooval 2 barval'
>>> "{foo} {0} {} {bar}".format(2, foo='fooval', bar='barval')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ValueError: cannot switch from manual field specification to automatic field numbering
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