[Python-3000] PEP 3101 update

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Jun 15 03:06:36 CEST 2006

Rudy Rudolph wrote:

> Calling it "decimal align" is just as
> valid as your "right align" and "left align".

But "decimal align" raises the question "align with
*what*?" The answer to that is far less obvious than
it is with "left" and "right", IMO.

Also, the output of %f is *alread* "decimal aligned"
in this sense. The only difference between the
current behaviour of %f and your suggested "decimal
align" is that trailing zeroes would be suppressed.
So it would make a lot more sense to me to call it
"suppress trailing zeroes" instead.


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