[Tutor] Floating point error in tkinter
sulinet at postafiok.hu
Sat Mar 10 20:40:54 CET 2012
Sorry for sending it in private first, Steven drew my attention to it. This
list has a strange setting, I got used to lists that send replies
automatically to list, and did not notice the error.
2012. március 9. 18:53 Válas Péter írta, <sulinet at postafiok.hu>:
> 2012/3/9 Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>
>> What makes you think it is a Python bug? Is there something that makes
>> you expect that Tkinter should accept strings with commas instead of
> Better to say: I think it is a Tkinter bug (unless we expect Windows to
> adapt itself to Python), and Tkinter is part of the Python dstribution
> AFAIK. As you may see, Tkinter is the only module to appear in the error
> message. We may say it is a Windows bug, but this is the case of the
> elephant and the mouse. :-)
>> The error message is pretty clear: tkinter is expecting a float, but
>> receiving a string instead.
> No; it receives a float formatted by Hungarian standards as set in control
> panel of Windows, and does not recognize it as a float.
>> import locale
>> locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL, 'english_us')
> That's what I definitely wouldn't like to do, because I *do need*Hungarian locale very much for everything else. Too big a price.
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