[Python-Dev] Mixing float and Decimal -- thread reboot
raymond.hettinger at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 21:33:20 CET 2010
While we're on the topic, I think you should consider allowing the Fraction()
constructor to accept a decimal input.
This corresponds to common schoolbook problems and simple client requests:
"Express 3.5 as a fraction".
Unlike typical binary floats which use full precision, it is not uncommon
to have decimal floats with only a few digits of precision where the
expression as a fraction is both useful and unsurprising.
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