[Python-Dev] Formatting mini-language suggestion

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Thu Mar 12 04:09:52 CET 2009

James Y Knight <foom at fuhm.net> writes:

> You might be interested to know that in India, the commas don't come
> every 3 digits. In india, they come every two digits, after the
> first three. Thus one billion = 1,00,00,00,000. How are you gonna
> represent *that* in a formatting mini-language? :)

Likewise, China uses four-digit groupings (per “myriad”)

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