[docs] [issue12644] document the "%a" conversion in the old string formatting operations

Ezio Melotti report at bugs.python.org
Wed Jul 27 18:57:01 CEST 2011

Ezio Melotti <ezio.melotti at gmail.com> added the comment:

ISTM that it applies to both %s and %a, but the note is wrong/imprecise.

The precision determines where the string is truncated, but the actual number of characters is given by the field width.

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