[Python-Dev] proposal: add basic money type to the standard library
Guido van Rossum
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 16:40:42 -0500
> Indeed, monetary types solve different problems than decimal
> types. Financial applications do have a need for these kind
> of implicit error checks.
But this is easily done by creating a custom class -- which has the
advantage that the set of constraints can be specialized to the needs
of a specific application. When we add a monetary type to the
language we'll never get it right for all apps. OTOH, I think we
could get a fixed point type right.
How many other languages have a monetary type?
What support for money does SQL have?
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)