%a format

Tor Iver Wilhelmsen tor.iver.wilhelmsen at broadpark.no
Tue Sep 7 21:04:16 CEST 2004

John Lenton <john at grulic.org.ar> writes:

> Is there any reason python's printf-style formatting is missing the
> (C99) '%a' specifier?

Because it's not very well known or used? A google for "C printf
format string" gave lots of resources, none of which had %a.

Java's JDK 1.5 java.util.Formatter class supports it, though.

More information about the Python-list mailing list