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Author eric.smith
Recipients eric.smith, py.user
Date 2012-01-15.05:57:34
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I agree it's not the best error message. What's happening is that these types (list, tuple, etc.) do not implement __format__, so object.__format__ is used. It returns str(self). Then the resulting string is formatted with the given format_spec. Since str does not support the 'd' format type, the error you see is raised.

I'm open to suggestions on how to improve this, but I don't see how it's possible given what str.__format__ knows when it generates the error.
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