[New-bugs-announce] [issue3191] round docstring is inaccurate

Mark Dickinson report at bugs.python.org
Tue Jun 24 17:03:38 CEST 2008

New submission from Mark Dickinson <dickinsm at gmail.com>:

In Python 3.0, help(round) gives the following:

    round(number[, ndigits]) -> floating point number
    Round a number to a given precision in decimal digits (default 0 
    This returns an int when called with one argument, otherwise a 
    Precision may be negative.

But in Python 3.x, round(x, n) doesn't always return a float;  for 
example, if x is a Decimal or Fraction then round(x, 2) is again a 
Decimal or Fraction (respectively).

assignee: georg.brandl
components: Documentation
messages: 68690
nosy: georg.brandl, marketdickinson
severity: normal
status: open
title: round docstring is inaccurate
versions: Python 3.0

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