[Python-Dev] Changes to PEP 327: Decimal data type

Batista, Facundo FBatista at uniFON.com.ar
Mon Mar 15 21:01:12 EST 2004


I'll post a reviewed version of the PEP.

The only differences with the previous one will be the treatmen to float in
both explicit and implicit construction:


In Explicit construction:

You can not call Decimal with a float. Instead you must use a method:
Decimal.fromFloat(). The syntax:

    Decimal.fromFloat(floatNumber, positions)
where floatNumber is the float number origin of the construction and
positions is the positions after the decimal point where you apply a
rounding. In this way you can do, for example:

    Decimal.fromFloat(1.1, 2): The same that doing Decimal('1.1').
    Decimal.fromFloat(1.1, 16): The same that doing
    Decimal.fromFloat(1.1): The same that doing

In Implicit construction:

Raise TypeError. You can not mix Decimal and float.


If you're ok, I'll post this.

Thank you!

.	Facundo

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