[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] r64424 - in python/trunk:Include/object.h Lib/test/test_sys.py Misc/NEWSObjects/intobject.c Objects/longobject.c Objects/typeobject.cPython/bltinmodule.c

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Jun 25 06:05:56 CEST 2008

I don't want the discussion in the issue. I want to have it right here.

While I think it's fine to have some function that reveals the binary
representation of floats, I don't think that overlaying this on
hex/oct/bin is worth the problems it causes. This API appears to be
purely for educational purposes; why not implement something in pure
Python using the struct module that reveals the lay-out of the
floating-point value?

(There are also several things wrong with the specific patch, apart
from its lack of docs; #1 is the introduction of an externaly visible
symbol that doesn't start with _Py.)


On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 8:20 PM, Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com> wrote:
> Issue 3008 has been re-opened for more commentary.
> Raymond
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Guido van Rossum" <guido at python.org>
> Since it's (potentially) a pretty small feature I might be convinced
> to accept it in beta2, but I don't want the fact that it was committed
> to force our hand. Raymond, if you care about this feature, please
> roll it back so we can have a proper discussion without pressure.

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

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