[Python-ideas] Fixed point format for numbers with locale based separators
skrah at bytereef.org
Sun Jan 6 16:22:00 EST 2019
Eric V. Smith wrote:
> If the locale character is "*", use locale-aware formatting for the
> given "type", with LC_NUMERIC. So, "*g" would be equivalent to the
> existing "n", and "*f" would give you the current "f" formatting, except
> using LC_NUMERIC for the decimal point. If the locale character is "$"
> use locale-aware LC_MONETARY. So then we could use "$g", "$f", etc.
> These locale characters would also work with int, so "*d" would make "n"
> obsolete (but I'm not proposing to remove it).
+1. I also think it's best to have a modifier and cover all cases.
> But it's probably worth keeping '#' orthogonal to the locale character.
> Maybe someday we'll want to use them together.
Yes, somehow it feels right to keep them separate, even if we never use
> I think it might also require a PEP, but it would be as simple as
> PEP 378 for adding comma grouping formatting. Somewhere to memorialize
> the decision and how we got there, including rejected alternate
> proposals, would be a good thing.
It would be nice (if anyone wants to do the work), but your proposal
is already perfect for me. I like the "*" and "$" choices.
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