Exponential Notation and integers
niels_bohr at uol.com.br
Fri Nov 19 03:28:05 CET 2004
Em Qui, 2004-11-18 às 15:49 -0800, Erik Max Francis escreveu:
> Timothy Fitz wrote:
> > Why are all numberical literals in exponential notation floats? To me
> > it is counter-intuitive for 1e3 to behave so fundamentally different
> > from 1000.
> Probably primarily by convention. Most language use computerized
> scientific notation to represent floating point numbers, not integers.
> It makes sense, after all: should 1.344e3 be an int, but 1.344e2 be a
As far as readbility is concerned, some languages provide the 1_000_000
syntax (1000000 is just too hard to read). Is there any plans to add
this to python?
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