# [Python-checkins] r78314 - in python/branches/py3k: Doc/library/decimal.rst

mark.dickinson python-checkins at python.org
Mon Feb 22 16:41:48 CET 2010

```Author: mark.dickinson
Date: Mon Feb 22 16:41:48 2010
New Revision: 78314

Log:
Merged revisions 78312 via svnmerge from
svn+ssh://pythondev@svn.python.org/python/trunk

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r78312 | mark.dickinson | 2010-02-22 15:40:28 +0000 (Mon, 22 Feb 2010) | 1 line

Clarify description of three-argument pow for Decimal types:  the exponent of the result is always 0.
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Modified:
python/branches/py3k/   (props changed)
python/branches/py3k/Doc/library/decimal.rst

Modified: python/branches/py3k/Doc/library/decimal.rst
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--- python/branches/py3k/Doc/library/decimal.rst	(original)
+++ python/branches/py3k/Doc/library/decimal.rst	Mon Feb 22 16:41:48 2010
@@ -1218,9 +1218,12 @@
- at least one of ``x`` or ``y`` must be nonzero
- ``modulo`` must be nonzero and have at most 'precision' digits

-      The result of ``Context.power(x, y, modulo)`` is identical to the result
-      that would be obtained by computing ``(x**y) % modulo`` with unbounded
-      precision, but is computed more efficiently.  It is always exact.
+      The value resulting from ``Context.power(x, y, modulo)`` is
+      equal to the value that would be obtained by computing ``(x**y)
+      % modulo`` with unbounded precision, but is computed more
+      efficiently.  The exponent of the result is zero, regardless of
+      the exponents of ``x``, ``y`` and ``modulo``.  The result is
+      always exact.

.. method:: quantize(x, y)
```