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Guido van Rossum wrote:
What would be scale of the product of two fixed-decimal numbers? E.g. is 2.00L * 2.00L equal to 4.0000L, or equal to 4.00L? There are arguments for either. Same question for division (harder, I think).
I'd be inclined to start by doing some research to see if some standard (SQL?) defines this somewhere. It would be nice if someone has already done the requirements work for us. :)
I like the idea of using the dd.ddL notation for this.
I have no time to implement
it but would not be unwilling to accept patches.
Cool. If no one else volunteers, then I'll try to find a way to get this done (not necessarily by me). I think it is pretty important.
They would have to be accompanied with a wet signature, see http://www.python.org/1.5/wetsign.html.
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