[Python-ideas] Python Float Update

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Mon Jun 1 14:59:47 CEST 2015

On Mon, Jun 1, 2015, at 02:39, Andrew Barnert wrote:
> At least here I think the answer is clear. %-substitution is printf-like,
> and shouldn't change. If you want formatting that can be overloaded by
> the type, you use {}, which already works.

The original proposal was for *getting rid of* float as we know it.
Which, unless the floating format specifiers for % are likewise removed,
means their semantics have to be defined in terms of types that still

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