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Python

Advantage of print('string'{}.format()) vs. print(stringname.format())?

When would it be preferable to use the former over the latter? It would seem that the latter approach would be more efficient by not having to type out a long string and just using the variable instead.

1 Answer

Jeff Muday
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Jeff Muday
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The first approach is better for short print snippets-- especially those that are way under the PEP-8 character line-limit. The second approach is preferred for longer templates, especially when you split your string over multiple lines.

Efficiency-wise, both approaches are the same.