[Python-Dev] Decimal & lt; -& gt; float comparisons in py3k.

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sat Mar 20 02:22:16 CET 2010

Glenn Linderman wrote:
> In order to do 
> implicit comparisons, one must do an implicit coercion.  Hence the PEP 
> actually already prohibits implicit comparisons, as well as implicit 
> arithmetic.

Not necessarily -- you could compare them as though they
had both been converted to the equivalent rational numbers,
which can be done without loss of precision.


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