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Python Python Basics Types and Branching Comparisons

Pitrov Secondary
Pitrov Secondary
5,121 Points

why use format() instead of just adding it with just +

Why do: name = boii

print('is your name really {} ?'.format(name))

Instead of: name = boii

print('is your name really' + name + '?

I do not understand, can somebody explain it to me?

1 Answer

it really a matter of preference. personally I think format() is much cleanner than concatenating stuff. It's like you have two tools that can achieve the same purpose, but some people perfer one or another. hope that make sense.

Pitrov Secondary
Pitrov Secondary
5,121 Points

Thanks, now I understand.