float / double support in Python?
rjones at ekit-inc.com
Fri Feb 7 01:21:44 CET 2003
On Fri, 7 Feb 2003 10:46 am, Brandon Van Every wrote:
> Terry Reedy wrote:
> > Python proper only uses 'floats' which (for CPython) are 8 byte C
> > doubles.
> Um, that's like, absolutely brain-dead to a 3D game developer.
What exactly do you hope to achieve by making a statement like this? You
snipped the text to which Terry was replying, which was "For instance it's
not acceptable to represent a float/double as a string, it has to be 4 bytes
/ 8 bytes". Terry responded that Python does in fact use 8 byte floats. Where
did you hope to go by out-and-out abusing the people who are trying to help
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