Author ysj.ray
Recipients eric.smith, ezio.melotti, lemburg, mark.dickinson, ron_adam, ysj.ray
Date 2010-07-29.06:08:07
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You can write "%20s" as a argument for PyUnicode_FromFormat(), but it has no effect. The width and precision modifiers are not intended to apply to string formating(%s, %S, %R, %A), only apply to integer(%d, %u,  %i, %x). Though you can write "%20s", but you cannot write "%20S", "%20R" and "%20A".


There can be several fixes:

1. make the presence of width and precision modifiers of %s, %S, %R, %A  raise an Exception, like ValueError, instead of segment fault.
2. make the presence of width and precision modifiers of %s, %S, %R, %A have no effect, just like current %s.
3. make the presence of width and precision modifiers of %s, %S, %R, %A do have correct effect, like %r and %s in string formatting in python code.


Thanks to Eric's ideas. Now I'm sure I prefer the last fix. I will work out a patch for this.
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