[Python-Dev] Unifying Long Integers and Integers: baseint
skip at pobox.com
Tue Aug 10 15:35:14 CEST 2004
>> I think it would be worth considering all the numeric types at once
>> and come up with a reasonable hierarchy that includes float, complex
>> and decimal types as well. (It's clear there is no "best" way to do
Dmitry> Something like following?
At some level it seems that float is a specialization of complex (w/ imag
field == 0). Also, it's not clear that float or complex don't have
something other than a sibling relationship to integers.
I don't have the time to dig up the previous discussions. Three days out of
town left me we nearly a thousand Python-related mail messages. I have no
idea how (if at all) I'll be able to boil any of that down into reasonable
edits to PEP 318.
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