[Python-Dev] PEP for adding a decimal type to Python

Tim Peters tim@digicool.com
Thu, 26 Jul 2001 16:52:18 -0400

>     [1] 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
up at


under "Base specification"?  There are so few people working on the decimal
idea that I hate to see it fragmented already.