[docs] [issue34273] %f is confusingly associated with fixed point format
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Sun Jul 29 17:25:52 EDT 2018
New submission from Michael Fischer <michael-fischer89 at web.de>:
In section "22.214.171.124. 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
nosy: MikeFoxtrot, docs at python
title: %f is confusingly associated with fixed point format
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