Rough draft: Proposed format specifier for a thousands separator

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Fri Mar 13 22:11:06 CET 2009


> > The separators can be any one of COMMA,
> > SPACE, DOT, UNDERSCORE, or NON-BREAKING-SPACE.
>
> What if I want other separators?

format(n, ',d').replace(",", yoursep)


> How about this idea: make the format has "long" format, which is a bit
> more verbose, flexible, and unambiguous, and the current proposal a
> "short" format, which is more concise.
>
> The "long" format would be like this (this is much, much more featureful
> than the current proposition, I think I might have crossed far beyond
> the Mayan line):

I concur ;-)


Raymond



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