[Python-Dev] Be Honest about LC_NUMERIC [REPOST]

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Sep 1 02:36:32 EDT 2003


> That said, I don't actually require that the code is written from
> scratch. Instead, a detailed elaboration of how precisely the
> implementation is approached, in the PEP, would be good.
> 
> The PEP should also point out deficiencies of the approach taken,
> e.g. the issue of spelling NaN, inf, etc. If it can be determined not
> to be an issue in real life (i.e. for all interesting platforms), this
> should be documented as well.

I think that anything that might still be needed years after the code
is adopted should be in comments in the code, not in a PEP.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)



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