On 07Mar2014 15:16, Greg Ewing email@example.com wrote:
On 7/03/2014 1:17 p.m., Chris Angelico wrote:
On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 10:59 AM, Cameron Simpson firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Aside: Unless you do something obtuse, like make "3F" be a regular number with a special internal flag
I thought exactly what you say here, that 3F would have to be a magical type of integer. But actually, all it has to be is Fraction(3) and everything will work perfectly.
I think Cameron was talking about using 'F' for both 'binary floating point' and 'fraction', which would indeed lead to madness.
Well, only because I hadn't thought through to having it be a literal
Cameron Simpson email@example.com
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