[Python-Dev] Two proposed changes to float formatting

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sun Apr 26 13:17:57 CEST 2009

On Sun, 26 Apr 2009 08:06:56 pm Mark Dickinson wrote:
> I'd like to propose two minor changes to float and complex
> formatting, for 3.1.  I don't think either change should prove
> particularly disruptive.
> (1) Currently, '%f' formatting automatically changes to '%g'
> formatting for numbers larger than 1e50.
> I propose removing this feature for 3.1

No objections from me. +1

> I propose changing the complex str and repr to behave like the
> float version.  That is, repr(4. + 10.j) should be "(4.0 + 10.0j)"
> rather than "(4+10j)".

No objections here either. +0

Steven D'Aprano

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