[BangPypers] A link I found today

Anand Balachandran Pillai abpillai at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 12:45:43 CEST 2009

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 4:08 PM, Rajeev J Sebastian <
rajeev.sebastian at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I am not however a fan of the decimal module since it uses strings as the
> > base type.
> What else should it use then ?

 Nothing. It should be taken care of in the float implementation
 without needing another module to fix it.

 Having to convert my float to a string to get a correct representation of
 is indeed awkward.

>>> Decimal(1.0)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/decimal.py", line 578, in __new__
    "First convert the float to a string")
TypeError: Cannot convert float to Decimal.  First convert the float to a

A strange error, but I agree it is required for the module to work...!

Does numpy take care of these issues ?

> Regards
> Rajeev J Sebastian
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