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.format

what does .format exactly mean and do and when is it used i know this was covered in a previous video but i am still confused.

1 Answer

The answer to this lies in the online Python documentation. Python Documentation for format method on Strings

Basically .format() handles filling in the replacement fields (which are denoted by {}). For Further detail see 6.1.3. Format String Syntax in the python documentation.