[Python-Dev] Two proposed changes to float formatting
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Sun Apr 26 15:10:50 CEST 2009
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> 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
Doing it sooner rather than later means that it is less likely to
disrupt anyone relying on the representation (i.e. doctests).
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