[Python-Dev] Fixed-decimal types

Guido van Rossum guido@CNRI.Reston.VA.US
Thu, 23 Dec 1999 09:56:33 -0500

What would be scale of the product of two fixed-decimal numbers?
E.g. is 2.00L * 2.00L equal to 4.0000L, or equal to 4.00L?  There are
arguments for either.  Same question for division (harder, I think).

I like the idea of using the dd.ddL notation for this.

I have no time to implement it but would not be unwilling to accept
patches.  They would have to be accompanied with a wet signature, see

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)