[issue14164] my little contribution to the docs

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Thu Mar 1 19:08:45 CET 2012

poq <poq at gmx.com> added the comment:

It is generally considered more correct to write "floating-point number", because "floating-point" is a compound adjective here. The hyphen clarifies that it should be parsed as ((floating point) number) instead of (floating (point number)).

However, in practice "floating point number" is also commonly used. I completely agree with Eli that this is just nitpicking, and not a productive use of Python developers' time.

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