Guido van Rossum email@example.com wrote:
I wonder what Cowlishaw would say about our current discussion. He is also the father of Rexx...
It's in the second paragraph here:
My reading is that he prefers exact conversions (if possible). This does not surprise me: Cowlishaw is a proponent of using all information from overlong inputs, which all functions of the specification do (he recently mentioned in a private mail that earlier versions of the specification did not have this feature and it was initially added for Java's BigDecimal -- he called it "an improvement").