[Python-Dev] Shorter float repr in Python 3.1?

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Apr 7 17:41:06 CEST 2009

Mark Dickinson wrote:
> [snip...]
> Discussion points
> =================
> (1) Any objections to including this into py3k?  If there's
> controversy, then I guess we'll need a PEP.

Big +1
> (2) Should other Python implementations (Jython,
> IronPython, etc.) be expected to use short float repr, or should
> it just be considered an implementation detail of CPython?
> I propose the latter, except that all implementations should
> be required to satisfy eval(repr(x)) == x for finite floats x.
Short float repr should be an implementation detail, so long as 
eval(repr(x)) == x still holds.

Michael Foord


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