Author eric.smith
Recipients eric.smith, ezio.melotti, lemburg, mark.dickinson, ron_adam, ysj.ray
Date 2010-07-28.14:59:24
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I think under the "we're all consenting adults" doctrine that it should be allowed. If you really want that behavior, why force the char*/%s dance at each call site when it's easy enough to do it in one place? I don't think anyone supplying a width would really be surprised that it would truncate the result and possibly break round-tripping through repr.

Besides, it's allowed in pure python code:
>>> '%.5r' % object()
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