[Python-Dev] string to float containing whitespace

Amaury Forgeot d'Arc amauryfa at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 17:13:42 CEST 2009


2009/4/29  <skip at pobox.com>:
> Someone please tell me I'm not going mad.  I could have sworn that once upon
> a time attempting to convert numeric strings to ints or floats if they
> contained whitespace raised an exception.  As far back as 1.5.2 it appears
> that float(), string.atof() and string.atoi() allow whitespace.  Maybe I'm
> thinking of trailing non-numeric, non-whitespace characters.

You are maybe referring to the Decimal constructor:
   decimal.Decimal(" 123")
fails with 2.5, but works with 2.6. (issue 1780)

Amaury Forgeot d'Arc

More information about the Python-Dev mailing list