Alexander Belopolsky email@example.com wrote:
On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 9:56 AM, haiyang kang firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
But you should be able to write:
text = input("Enter a number using your preferred digits: ") num = float(text)
without caring whether the user enters 一.一 or 1.1 or something else.
yes. from logical point of view, this can happen. ...
Please stop discussing a non-feature. Python's float *does not* accept ' 一.一'. This was reported as a bug and closed as invalid.
That seems irrelevant to me. One of the main topics of this thread is whether actual native speakers would be happy with ascii-only input for float().
haiyang kang confirmed that this is the case. I hope that more local speakers will contribute their views.