[Python-Dev] Re: Decimal data type issues

Tim Delaney tcdelaney at optusnet.com.au
Thu Apr 22 19:33:01 EDT 2004

Tim Peters wrote:

> [Batista, Facundo]
>> The round() method has the appealing that it could has the same
>> name/meaning/function that the built in round().
> As Tim Delaney said later, the best way to do that would be to change
> the
> implementation of Python's builtin round().  I don't think changing
> Python (beyond adding the new module) is in scope for the first
> release, though.

I think we probably want a supplemental PEP for upgrading the `math` module
plus appropriate builtins (like round) to handle Decimal. A quick scan
through the docs reveals

- All the `math` module (thin wrappers for float, hand-written code for
Decimal I guess).
- abs
- divmod
- pow
- round

which look like candidates.

Tim Delaney

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