[IronPython] System.Exception: can't convert 66.6 to System.Int32
phiho.hoang at rogers.com
Sun May 8 14:12:31 CEST 2005
Jim Hugunin wrote:
> PhiHo Hoang wrote:
> > Why 66.6 cannot be converted to System.Int32 ?
> 66.6 can be both explicitly converted to an int and compared to one.
> >>> int(66.6)
> >>> 12 < 66.6
> >>> 66.6 < 12
> It's a good thing that 66.6 won't be implicitly converted to an int
> since that would lose precision.
> > >>> a
> > [333, 1234.5, 1, 333, -1, 66.6]
> > >>> a.sort()
> > System.InvalidOperationException: Failed to compare two elements in
> > the array. -
> However, you're right that IronPython doesn't handle this correctly for
> sorting an array. We already have one bug for sorting mixed-type arrays
> (bug #63) but it's nice to add this case as well to the set we need to
Talking of precision, for sorting, wouldn't it be more precise to
convert int to float instead of float to int, when there is a mixture ?
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