[issue14677] Python 2.6 Printing Error

mesheb82 report at bugs.python.org
Thu Apr 26 19:37:43 CEST 2012

New submission from mesheb82 <mesheb82 at gmail.com>:

I’m running:
Python 2.6.2 (r262:71605, Apr 14 2009, 22:40:02) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32

I was testing out some print functionality and I made an error in typing (I meant to use %8.8f), but is this behavior intentional or is it an error?
>> print '%8.8s' %(10000000001.)
>> '10000000'

I would expect this to return a TypeError.

I also tested this on Python 2.4 and Python 2.5 on linux and had the same behavior.


components: IO
messages: 159403
nosy: mesheb82
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Python 2.6 Printing Error
versions: Python 2.6

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