[docs] [issue34273] %f is confusingly associated with fixed point format

Michael Fischer report at bugs.python.org
Sun Jul 29 17:25:52 EDT 2018

New submission from Michael Fischer <michael-fischer89 at web.de>:

In section " Format Specification Mini-Language" of the documentation (https://docs.python.org/2/library/string.html) both %f and %F are labelled "Fixed point". This is confusing for someone who a) transitions over from C or variants or b) knows the difference between fixed and floating point numbers. 

I suggest either changing the "Fixed" to "Floating" or explaining what is meant by "Fixed Point" (because I'm sure there's a reason why someone has named it like that in the first place).

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 322644
nosy: MikeFoxtrot, docs at python
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: %f is confusingly associated with fixed point format
type: enhancement

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