[Ironpython-users] Implicit conversion of objects to float
vernondcole at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 17:53:26 CET 2012
On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Jeff Hardy <jdhardy at gmail.com> wrote:
> <snip> ...
> I added conversions from System.Decimal to decimal.Decimal in
> 2.7.2, but I didn't think about implicit conversions of other types.
> I'm thinking now that anything that's either a System.Decimal or
> implicitly convertible to System.Decimal should be accepted.
> - Jeff
Thank you, Jeff! I'll go remove the workaround from my source code
(actually move it to an exception handler).
[For those who don't know -- Jeff has just fixed a work item I originally
reported in 2008. Somebody by him a beer!]
I would agree that implicit conversions should also be included in the
fix. Any data which is "decimalish" should be handled as a decimal to
avoid the necessity for the programmer to specify back-and-forth
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