[Python-ideas] Rough draft: Proposed format specifier for a thousands separator (discussion moved from python-dev)
lie.1296 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 14:47:25 CET 2009
Lie Ryan wrote:
> Anything but zeroes that isn't too similar to numeric character should
> be fine for "finance-related number".
> PS: On this side of the world, the commas and the dots are reversed so I
> would not dream any solution that doesn't encompass at least that (which
> doesn't require additional function wrapping). I'd personally prefer
> fully customizable separator, as my personal preference is using space
> and decimal commas
> PPS: I HAVE A HISTORY OF BEING ADMITTED TO A MENTAL INSTITUTION AFTER
> SEEING NUMBERS WITH COMMAS USED AS THOUSAND SEPARATOR.
> PPPS: The next statement is a lie.
> PPPPS: The mental institution thing is true.
PPPPPS: The first postscript includes financial institution
PPPPPPS: The fact that you can wrap the formatting in function call is
not an excuse for not providing fully customizable separators.
PPPPPPPS: The financial world != American financial institutions
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