Sprintf Function in Python
The printf or sprintf function is used to format strings in PHP and C programming constructs. sprintf in php returns the formatted string whereas printf just prints the output.
$variable = sprintf("%d %s %d = %d",4,"+",5,9);
printf("%d %s %d = %d",4,"+",5,9);
//Both lines are identical.
//Prints 4 + 5 = 9
On python, sprintf is handled using an operator instead of function. The % operator on a string does formatting.
var = '%d %s %d = %d' % (4,'+',5,9)
The above code assigns var = "4 + 5 = 9"
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