[Python-ideas] Rough draft: Proposed format specifier for a thousands separator (discussion moved from python-dev)

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Mar 12 22:36:14 CET 2009

Bruce Leban wrote:

> When you say 'user' you mean 'developer'. Having the developer choose 
> the separators means it *won't* be what the user wants. Why would you 
> stick in separators if not to display to a user?

I agree. I don't see a use case for hard-coding non-standard
separators into every format string.

So I'm +1 on proposal I and -1 on proposal II.

Also +1 on providing a "use the locale" option
that's orthogonal to the type specifier.


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