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

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Mar 14 19:50:28 CET 2009

Greg Ewing wrote:
> Antoine Pitrou wrote:
>> A program often formatting numbers the same way can factor that into 
>> dedicated helpers:
> If that's an acceptable thing to do on a daily basis,
> then we don't need format strings at all.

Given that the helper functions *use* format strings, or could even be a 
method bound to a format string, that seems like an odd claim ;-).

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