[Python-ideas] Rough draft: Proposed format specifier for a thousands separator (discussion moved from python-dev)
steve at pearwood.info
Wed Mar 18 12:39:40 CET 2009
On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 01:42:27 pm Lie Ryan wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> >> (2) To avoid fraud
> >>> when printing certain documents -- it's easier to insert a '1' in
> >>> front of a small number than to change a '0' into something else.
> >> However it's easy to add a '1' before a string of leading
> >> zeroes if there's a sliver of space available, so it's
> >> better still to fill with some other character such as
> >> '*'. You need a cooperative font for that to work.
> > What I've seen is the '$' sign immediately in front, e.g.
> > $001,000.00.
> I think I'd rather see something like: $==1,000.00==
> I wouldn't use zeroes, if I were the bank. It is bad on the
> aesthetics, and too easy to fraud.
What I've generally seen on cheques is $****1,000.00
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