Entries published on January 20, 2020

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Having some fun with Python

The other day on a Slack I hang out in, someone posted an amusing line of Python code:

port = "{port}:{port}".format(port=port)

If it’s not clear after the inevitable Swedish-chef-muppet impression has run through your mind, this string-formatting operation will replace the contents of port with a string containing two copies of whatever was in port, separated by a colon. So if port was "foo", now it will be "foo:foo".

Someone of course suggested using f-strings for a more readable version:

port = …

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