[Python-ideas] Rough draft: Proposed format specifier for a thousands separator (discussion moved from python-dev)
grosser.meister.morti at gmx.net
Sun Mar 15 18:35:05 CET 2009
Scott David Daniels wrote:
> Raymond Hettinger wrote:
>> Todays updates to: http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0378/
>> * Summarize commentary to date.
>> * Add APOSTROPHE and non-breaking SPACE to the list of separators.
>> * Add more links to external references.
>> * Detail issues with the locale module.
>> * Clarify how proposal II is parsed.
> Still doesn't specify to digits beyond the decimal point. I don't
> really care what the choice is, but I do care that the choice is
> specified. Is the precision in digits, or is it width of the post-
> decimal point field? If the latter, does a precision of 4 end with
> a comma or not?
> In particular, what should (format(9876.54321, "13,.5f"),
> format(9876.54321, "12,.4f")) produce?
> Possible "reasonable" answers:
> A ' 9,876.54321', ' 9,876.5432'
> B ' 9,876.543,21', ' 9,876.543,2'
> C ' 9,876.543,2', ' 9,876.543,'
> D ' 9,876.543,2', ' 9,876.543'
> I prefer B, but I can see an argument for any of the four above.
> --Scott David Daniels
> Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Has anyone mentioned yet that in german you write the following?
(In german , and . are swapped.)
Is this aspect taken into account? How is i18n/l10n managed?
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