[Python-Dev] PEP for adding a decimal type to Python
Thu, 26 Jul 2001 16:52:18 -0400
>  ANSI standard X3.274-1996.
> (See http://www2.hursley.ibm.com/decimal/deccode.html)
Michael, this is merely a standard for *encoding* decimal numbers; it
doesn't say anything about semantics, or exceptions, or anything else
visible to users.
Are you aware that Aahz is implementing "the real" spec for Python, a level
under "Base specification"? There are so few people working on the decimal
idea that I hate to see it fragmented already.