[Python-Dev] Revised decimal type PEP

Guido van Rossum guido@zope.com
Wed, 01 Aug 2001 09:33:37 -0400

> Decimals are just a different way of displaying Rationals and
> depending on their preset precision show a different behaviour
> in numeric operations.

Not necessarily.  If decimals are used for (in-memory) representation,
they can't represent all rationals.

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