[Python-Dev] Sort out formatting differences in decimal and float

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 03:50:41 CET 2009

Terry Reedy wrote:
> A nice demonstration of what an excellent piece of work the new .format
> is or is becoming. I would still like it to be a goal for 3.2 that all
> stdlib modules that work with formats accept the new formats and not
> just % formats.
> Mark Summerfield only covered .format in his book on Python 3 programimg
> and I hated to tell him that there was at least one module in the stdlib
> that currently (3.1) requires the old style.

Yes, we do need to do that. It would be nice if we could come up with a
cleaner solution than a proliferation of parallel APIs everywhere though :(


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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