[Python-Dev] Revised decimal type PEP
Wed, 1 Aug 2001 09:11:36 -0400
> .... I was toying with a
> *different* idea, more appropriate perhaps for accountants, that
> guarantees exact results for decimal numbers, giving decimal
> results when possible, rational otherwise.
My experience with accountants (~5 yrs in another life) is that
they're perfectly happy with fixed point decimal. They may
make you do things to the 1/100 of a penny & then round in
funny ways that favor their bosses, but they want every
calculation to come out the same as on their calculator.