[Python-Dev] proposal: add basic money type to the standard library

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 21:33:27 +0100

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > I propose adding an "abstract" money base type to the standard
> > library, to be subclassed by real money/decimal implementations.
> Why do we need this?  I guess that would be Question #1...

For databases ?! The DB API has long had a monetary or at least
decimal type on its plate... never got around to implementing
one, though :-)

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