[Python-Dev] Numeric alignment issue with PEP 3101

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Sep 8 00:05:33 CEST 2009

Eric Smith wrote:

> Mark Dickinson and I agree that for numeric types, right alignment makes 
> much more sense as a default. And that's what %-formatting and 
> str.format() both do.

Is the new formatting supposed to behave the same way
as %-formatting for the same format codes? Because the
default for %-formatting is actually right alignment
for *all* types, including strings.


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