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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Mar 21 07:59:49 CET 2010

Greg Ewing 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.

That's fine - binary floats *are* surprising. That's why Decimal exists
in the first place.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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