[Python-3000] PEP 3101 suggested corrections
shiblon at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 15:48:28 CEST 2007
Forwarding to the group for discussion.
On 10/26/07, Mark Summerfield wrote:
There is one thing about this PEP I don't like:
The available integer presentation types are:
'd' - Decimal Integer. Outputs the number in base 10.
I think this is confusing (since this will not print a decimal.Decimal
object), and is a throw back to early versions of C. Modern C now has
'i' as an alternative to 'd' and I wish this PEP would use 'i' for
integer rather than the contrived 'd' for "decimal" integer (which
sounds like a contradition because most people expect decimals to have
fractional parts). I guess if 'd' is too late to change then one
"solution" would be:
'd' - Denary Integer. Outputs the number in base 10.
because at least that fits with octal and hex.
Mark Summerfield, Qtrac Ltd., www.qtrac.eu
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