[issue1580] Use shorter float repr when possible

Guido van Rossum report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jul 4 06:58:41 CEST 2008

Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> added the comment:

That is truly maddening! :-(

I guess Noam's proposal to return str(x) if float(str(x)) == x makes
more sense then.  I don't really care as much about 1.234567890123 vs.
1.2345678901229999 as I care about 1.2345 vs. 1.2344999999999999.

(This comment is supposed to *precede* the patch.)

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