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

Adam Olsen rhamph at gmail.com
Sun Mar 21 06:54:17 CET 2010

On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 22:48, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> Note that Antoine's point was that float("0.1") and
>> Decimal.from_float(0.1) should compare equal.
> That would mean that Decimal("0.1") != float("0.1"), which might be
> surprising to someone who didn't realise they were mixing floats
> and decimals.

Much like Fraction("0.1") != float("0.1") is surprising.

The only way to get rid of surprises around float is to get rid of
float, and that ain't happening.

Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus

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