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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 23:33:43 CET 2009

Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> Agreed, but they have the largest debts.
> Therefore, real-life examples of commas used as thousands separators should
> include a negative sign.

A. :)

B. All I can suggest is to try to think of the "commas as separators in
format()" situation as being in the same vein as that whole "let use
English keywords where possible" idea :)

Hopefully a way will be found to provide a less English-centric but
still easy to use formatting system eventually, but in the meantime
Python *is* a language that looks like English pseudocode...


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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