[New-bugs-announce] [issue22672] float arguments in scientific notation not supported by argparse
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Sun Oct 19 20:10:15 CEST 2014
New submission from Jacopo Nespolo:
Argparse fails to recognise negative numbers in scientific notation as valid numbers.
Suppose the program test.py has this option.
then './test.py -a -1e5' will fail, as well as -1.0e-4, -.5E+4 and variations thereof.
Furthermore, at the current state, it seems that argparse does not recognize -1. as a valid float either.
I tried to hack argparse.py myself, and I believe the patch attached should fix this issue. The base version of argparse.py is the one from Python 3.4.2 as found in Debian Sid.
The modified regular expression seemed to behave correctly in all test cases I could come up with.
components: Library (Lib)
title: float arguments in scientific notation not supported by argparse
versions: Python 3.4
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file36972/argparse.patch
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