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

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Mon Mar 16 08:31:19 CET 2009

[Chris Rebert]
> This thread continues to get more complicated by the day...
> (Localization doth be *hard*)

Good thing the PEP is *not* about localization :-)
It does not attempt to cater to every possible way to write numbers.
Instead, it offers a handful of choices for thousands groupings.
At least one of those choices (perhaps spaces or underscores)
should be readable and useful in many (though not all) contexts.


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