[Python-Dev] Decimal data type issues

Shane Hathaway shane at zope.com
Tue Apr 13 16:09:35 EDT 2004

Bob Ippolito wrote:
> As far as arbitrary floats hashing equally, I don't really care, but the 
> simple ones definitely should.  Hopefully at some point, "float 
> constants" (as in coming from source code or user input) in Python will 
> actually be Decimal representations, so you don't lose precision until 
> you ask for it.

Should we expect this to work?

     d = {}
     d[Decimal('1.1')] = 1
     print d[float('1.1')]

Maybe pathological, maybe not.


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