[Python-ideas] Rough draft: Proposed format specifier for a thousands separator (discussion moved from python-dev)
jimjjewett at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 04:50:17 CET 2009
On 3/12/09, Eric Smith <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:
> Eric Smith wrote:
>> ... formats
>> a number based on the same settings that are in the locale, but not
>> actually use the locale.
> The key point is that it takes everything as parameters and doesn't use
> any global state. In particular, it by itself would not reference the
Why not? You'll need *some* default for decimal_point, and the one
from localeconv makes at least as much sense as a hard-coded default.
I agree that it shouldn't *change* anything in the locale, and any
keywords explicitly passed in should override locale, but if it never
looks at locale, you'll get patterns like
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