[Python-Dev] number-sig anyone?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Skip Montanaro)
Tue, 24 Jul 2001 12:21:42 -0500
I have been guilty of generating as much heat as light the past few days on
the subject of integer division (though not quite as much heat as Stephen
Horne!). For that I apologize.
There are several active PEPs related to various aspects of Python's concept
of numbers. Yesterday I found these:
S 211 pep-0211.txt Adding A New Outer Product Operator Wilson
S 228 pep-0228.txt Reworking Python's Numeric Model Zadka
S 237 pep-0237.txt Unifying Long Integers and Integers Zadka
S 238 pep-0238.txt Non-integer Division Zadka
S 239 pep-0239.txt Adding a Rational Type to Python Zadka
S 240 pep-0240.txt Adding a Rational Literal to Python Zadka
S 242 pep-0242.txt Numeric Kinds Dubois
Today I took a look at http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo and could
find no math-sig or number-sig mailing list. If Python's number system is
going to change in one or more backwards-incompatible I think there may only
be one chance to get it right. I think a number-sig mailing list would be a
worthwhile forum to discuss these issues.
If there's already a group specific to this topic I missed it. Point me and
I will start reading archives.