On Thursday, March 6, 2014 8:09:02 PM UTC-6, Guido van Rossum wrote:

Mark, it feels like you do not understand Python well enough to be able to make sweeping proposals about its reform. 

hi Guido,  ouch.

   You can't be serious.  You have not commented yet...  are you happy with this:

 >>> from decimal import Decimal
>>> a=Decimal(1)
>>> b=Decimal(.1)
>>> a+b
Decimal('1.100000000000000005551115123')      <==== does this not bother you at all ?

    ... even though we both know why its doing this, doesn't it bother you a little?