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Author rhettinger
Recipients eric.araujo, eric.smith, gosella, kisielk, mark.dickinson, mrabarnett, rhettinger, terry.reedy
Date 2010-08-11.19:41:19
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Fixing-up str formatting idiosyncracies does not fall under the moratorium and is helpful in getting 3.x to be usable.

That being said, I'm not convinced that this is actually a helpful feature.  Not all objects supporting __getitem__ offer support for negative indexing.  Also, there's a case to be made that using negative indices in a formatting string is an anti-pattern, causing more harm than good.
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