[Python-Dev] Re: Revamping Python's Numeric Model

Martin v. Loewis martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de
Sun, 5 Nov 2000 09:28:06 +0100

> > It's not inherently wrong. It just points out an omission in the PEP:
> > it doesn't talk about the meaning of number literals.
> That's right -- but I did mean that floating-point literals will be
> inexact.

Remind you that your model has no notion of floating-point numbers -
then what the heck are floating-point literals? The numbers that you
can write in a base-10 notation are all rational numbers, and the
point doesn't really float in them...