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 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. They would have to be accompanied with a wet signature, see http://www.python.org/1.5/wetsign.html.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/)