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

Moshe Zadka py-dev@zadka.site.co.il
Sun, 05 Nov 2000 21:04:10 +0200

[Moshe Zadka]
> Well, of course they are rational numbers. The only question is whether 1.0
> should be inexact or exact. While that is not specified in the PEP (which
> was meant for Barry to assign me a PEP number primarily...), I think
> the principle of least suprise would be to treat 1.0 as inexact.

[Martin v. Loewis]
> To long-term Python users, that would be the least surprise.

And to long term users of C/Perl/etc., once they map the numerical 
concepts correctly. But I hardly thing we should be arguing about this
at this stage: I'm willing to leave this as an open issue in the PEP,
if this is all you find wrong with it...

And a request to all Python-Devvers: please direct comments directly to
me, and I promise I'll summarize them all in the PEP. As soon as I
get a PEP number, I'll publish an updated version, with all objections and open
issues sumarized.
Moshe Zadka <sig@zadka.site.co.il>