[Python-ideas] Rough draft: Proposed format specifier for a thousands separator (discussion moved from python-dev)
lie.1296 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 03:47:22 CET 2009
Greg Ewing wrote:
> Mark Dickinson wrote:
>>>>> format('%014f', 123.456, grouping=1)
>> That also means that the relationship between the field width (14
>> in this case) and the string length (16) is somewhat obscured.
> I'd consider that part a bug that we shouldn't imitate.
> The field width should always be what you say it is,
> unless the value is too big to fit.
Should there be an option for using hard-width? If hard-width flag is
on, then if the value is too big to fit, then the number will get
trimmed instead of changing the width (and perhaps there would be
width: 4, number: 123456, ppchar
So not to break table alignment...
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