[docs] [issue16348] Decimal.remainder_near documentation incorrect.

Mark Dickinson report at bugs.python.org
Sun Oct 28 13:20:53 CET 2012


New submission from Mark Dickinson:

The documentation for Decimal.remainder_near is incorrect.  It states:

"If both are equally close, the one chosen will have the same sign as self."

That's incorrect:  instead, the chosen remainder has the property that it makes the corresponding quotient even rather than odd.  E.g.,

>>> Decimal(25).remainder_near(Decimal(10))
Decimal('5')
>>> Decimal(35).remainder_near(Decimal(10))
Decimal('-5')

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assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 174039
nosy: docs at python, mark.dickinson
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: needs patch
status: open
title: Decimal.remainder_near documentation incorrect.
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 3.4

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