Facundo Batista wrote:
2007/11/24, Nick Coghlan firstname.lastname@example.org:
Did you change the Decimal repr to use the same format for the mantissa?
I don't understand the question. The output of repr() does not show this internals...
Yeah, um... can we just forget I asked that question? (I blame lack of sleep, or coffee, or something...)
Could you also check the performance gain against the telco benchmark which is in the sandbox? 
I tested different versions of Decimal with this telco.py.
With Python from the trunk (r58550), which is the last decimal.py version previous to this change: 1241.8
After changed it to keep _int as string: 869.3 (30% faster!)
But still there're a lot of room for improvements. I just commited other patch from Mark, where he reordered __new__, to minimize isinstance() checks for the most used types.}
After new reordering patch: 672.9 (22% faster!)