[Python-Dev] Revamping Python's Numeric Model
Sun, 05 Nov 2000 02:57:12 +0200
> Hmm, I like almost everything about your proposal. The above point
> bothers me slightly. Are you saying (1.0).isexact() == 0?
Yes. 1.0 is not an exact number. What's wrong with that?
(Consider stuff like 0.333333333*3: this shouldn't be exact!)
> Also, how about long integers? Will they, under your new proposal, be
> indistinguisable from regular ints?
> While this has some appeal to it
> it would be problematic for C extension modules.
I haven't mentioned anything about implementation, so I haven't dealt
with the C level at all. Currently, a Python-level API is under
consideration. I believe I can keep current day C API almost unchanged.
> Finally, although I'm no Schemer, the hierarchy you suggest sounds
> very Schemish to me
I shamelessly stole it from Scheme, with only minor changes -- most
of them about hardening some things Scheme left for implementations
Moshe Zadka <email@example.com>