[Python-Dev] re: %b format (no, really)

Greg Wilson Greg.Wilson@baltimore.com
Fri, 8 Jun 2001 12:14:14 -0400

> > Greg:
> >    B. Floating-point numbers are printed as:
> >       [sign] [mantissa] [exponent]

> Guido:
> Why bother with floats at all?

For teaching purposes, which is what started me on this
in the first place --- I would like an easy way to show
people the bit patterns corresponding to basic types.

> Guido:
> Go for it.  Or just submit a patch to SF -- this seems almost too
> small for a PEP to me. :-)


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