[Python-Dev] Formatting mini-language suggestion

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Mar 12 21:10:31 CET 2009

Nick Coghlan wrote:

>   [[fill]align][sign][#][0][minimumwidth][,sep][.precision][type]
> 'sep' is the new field that defines the thousands separator.

Wouldn't it be better to use a locale setting for this,
instead of having to specify it in every format string?
If an app is using a particular thousands separator in
one place, it will probably want to use it everywhere.


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