15.2.120. camcops_server.cc_modules.cc_formatter


Copyright (C) 2012, University of Cambridge, Department of Psychiatry. Created by Rudolf Cardinal (rnc1001@cam.ac.uk).

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Safe alternative to str.format() that rejects anything not in the list of allowed keys.

class camcops_server.cc_modules.cc_formatter.SafeFormatter(allowed_keys: Sequence[str])[source]

Safe alternative to str.format() that rejects anything not in the list of allowed keys.

Basic usage:

from camcops_server.cc_modules.cc_formatter import SafeFormatter

f = SafeFormatter(["a", "b"])

f.format("a={a}, b={b}", a=1, b=2)  # OK
f.format("a={a.__class__}", a=1)  # raises KeyError
f.format("a={a}, b={b}, c={c}", a=1, b=2, c=3)  # raises KeyError
__init__(allowed_keys: Sequence[str]) None[source]

allowed_keys – Keys that are permitted within a brace-delimited format string.

get_field(field_name: str, args: Sequence[Any], kwargs: Mapping[str, Any]) Tuple[Any, str][source]

Overrides Formatter.get_field() (q.v.).

  • field_name – name of the field to be looked up

  • args – positional arguments passed to format() (not including the format string)

  • kwargs – keyword arguments passed to format()


(obj, arg_used) where obj is the object that’s been looked up, and arg_used is the argument it came from

Return type


:raises - KeyError if the field_name is disallowed:

get_valid_parameters_string() str[source]

Returns a string, such as {a}, {b}, that enumerates the parameters allowed (e.g. for user help).

validate(format_string: str) None[source]

Checks a format string for validity.


format_string – string to check

:raises - KeyError for unknown key: :raises - ValueError for unmatched {: