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Author barry
Recipients barry, r.david.murray, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, vaultah
Date 2015-05-28.17:37:04
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So yeah, we don't want to deprecate string.Template.  It has a very specific use case that's used a lot, i.e. making strings dead simple to translate.  %(foo)s was very problematic.  {foo} is a little better, but looks too weird for most translators.  $foo is very common, well understood, and hard to get wrong.

As for modernizing the code (the L146 bit was thanks to Python 2), I wouldn't be against it if it doesn't change the documented API or functionality and all the tests still pass (and there's good coverage - I don't remember anymore).  I don't think it's really that important though; typically these are not used in performance critical sections.

Re: ${thing.attribute} - no, that wouldn't keep them Simple and PEP 292 was deliberately targeting simplicity.

Bottom line: keep $-strings simple and focused on their original use case.  For more complicated use cases, use str.format().
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