On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 5:42 PM, M.-A. Lemburg firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ..
I don't see why the language spec should limit the wealth of number formats supported by float().
The Language Spec (whatever it is) should not, but hopefully the Library Reference should. If you follow http://docs.python.org/dev/py3k/library/functions.html#float link and the references therein, you'll end up with
digit ::= "0"..."9"