[Python-Dev] Mixing float and Decimal -- thread reboot
rhamph at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 19:45:41 CET 2010
On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:26, Mark Dickinson <dickinsm at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't want to let the abstractions of the numeric tower get in the
> way of the practicalities: we should modify the abstractions if
> necessary! In particular, it's not clear to me that all numeric types
> have to be comparable with each other. It might make sense for
> Decimal + complex mixed-type operations to be disallowed, for example.
Only until a needy user breaks out the duck tape and builds a
ComplexDecimal type. ;)
The nature of the beast is more will be added on later. So long as
Decimal == complex works right I don't see a problem with Decimal +
complex raising an exception.
Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus
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