[Python-Dev] cdecimal (Was: Store timestamps as decimal.Decimal objects)

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Tue Jan 31 16:54:22 CET 2012

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 06:47, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 31 January 2012 11:11, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > although decimal.Decimal is also a contender if backed up by
> > Stefan's C implementation.
> As you mention this, and given the ongoing thread about __preview__
> and "nearly ready for stdlib" modules, what is the current position on
> cdecimal? I seem to recall it being announced some time ago, but I
> don't recall any particular discussions/conclusions about including it
> in the stdlib.
> Is it being considered for stdlib inclusion? What obstacles remain
> before inclusion (clearly not many, if it's being seriously considered
> as an option to support functions in something as fundamental as os)?
> Do Guido's comments on the __preview__ thread make any difference
> here?
> (Note - I don't have any particular *need* for cdecimal, I'm just
> curious...)

Because cdecimal is just an accelerated version of decimal there is no
specific stdlib restriction from it going in. At this point I think it just
needs to be finished and then committed.
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