[Python-3000] [Python-3000-checkins] r60376 - in python/branches/py3k: Lib/test/test_float.py Lib/test/test_long.py Objects/stringlib/formatter.h
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Jan 28 05:50:18 CET 2008
On Mon, Jan 28, 2008, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> I think this checkin goes too far in removing support for the floating
> point formatting codes from integers. Guido objected to %d working on
> floats last year, but expected %f and friends to continue to work on
> integers . This makes sense when you consider that there is no data
> loss in displaying an integer as a floating point number, while there is
> a definite potential for data loss when going the other way.
Overall, I could care less what decision gets made, but I think it's
unfair to make the decision on an incorrect argument.
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