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Re: Named parameters to format?

From: Christopher Allan Webber
Subject: Re: Named parameters to format?
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:43:46 -0600

Thanks, Nala! :)

Nala Ginrut writes:

> I don't know if someone wrote this one for format string. But there's
> Python3-like string template in Artanis, say:
> ((make-string-template "foo ${bar} ${baz}") #:bar "bleh" #:baz "wonk")
> I think it does the similar thing.
> If you're interested in it, you may easily port it from Artanis. But you
> need irregex as well.
> On Mon, 2015-12-14 at 22:52 -0600, Christopher Allan Webber wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I've been thinking about what I'm going to do once I hit the need for
>> gettext support.  I'm not really sure for things that have multiple
>> variables in their string.  In python land, I'd do something like:
>>   gettext("foo %(bar) %(baz)") % {"bar": "bleh",
>>                                   "baz": "wonk"}
>> This would give translators an opportunity to move the right parameters
>> to the right place in the string.  However, this appears to not be
>> possible in our current format system, because there's no place to put
>> keyword based substitutable arguments.  Syntactic word ordering varies
>> from natural language to natural language, so...
>> Surely someone's run into this before?  What's the right solution?
>>  - Chris

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