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Author Kenneth Lim
Recipients Kenneth Lim, abarry, vstinner
Date 2016-05-30.16:58:29
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Ah, so the truncation is fully intended behavior.

As for the name, a touch too many comic-books in the past might be the
reason I latched onto "Barry" as a first name.

Thanks for the clarification.

On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 12:37 AM, Emanuel Barry <>

> Emanuel Barry added the comment:
> The behaviour is correct, it's your assumptions that aren't :)
> The code for str.format only checks for what's before the colon (here,
> "HGNC") and checks if that's part of the dict provided. It isn't, so it
> raises a KeyError. It doesn't even get to the format spec part (which is a
> perfectly valid format specifier). Your dict can contain anything or be
> empty, str.format only checks for the existence of the key you asked for
> ("HGNC"). "{HGNC:11892}" is also a perfectly valid Python string.
> P.S.: While I'm fine with people calling me by my last name, there's
> another developer whose name is Barry Warsaw, so let's try to avoid
> confusion here ;-)
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