[Python-Dev] Unicode minus sign in numeric conversions

Łukasz Langa lukasz at langa.pl
Sat Jun 8 23:49:22 CEST 2013

Expected behaviour:
>>> float('\N{MINUS SIGN}12.34')

Current behaviour:
Traceback (most recent call last):
ValueError: could not convert string to float: '−12.34'

Please note: '\N{MINUS SIGN}' == '\u2212'

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Łukasz Langa

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