Author ncoghlan
Recipients ezio.melotti, merwok, ncoghlan, petri.lehtinen, terry.reedy
Date 2011-11-18.11:41:20
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Please don't stress too much about providing an indication that the repr has been truncated - it's an error message, not part of the normal program output. Besides, the lack of a closing ')', ']', '}' or '>' will usually indicate something is amiss in long reprs.

More useful would be to raise a separate feature request about the lack of width and precision handling for string formatting in PyUnicode_FromFormatV - the common format code handling means it *accepts* the width and precision information for string codes, but then proceeds to completely ignore it. It should be using them to pad short strings (width) and truncate long ones (precision), just like printf() (only in terms of code points rather than bytes, since those codes work with Unicode text).
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