On 1/18/06, Donovan Baarda firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I think supporting arbitrary bases for floats is way overkill and not worth considering.
If you mean actual base-3 floating-point arithmetic, I agree. That's outlandish.
But if there were a stdlib function to format floats losslessly in hex or binary, Tim Peters would use it at least once every six weeks to illustrate the finer points of floating point arithmetic. <0.00390625 wink>