[Python-Dev] Store timestamps as decimal.Decimal objects

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 20:08:31 CET 2012

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 7:13 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:11:37 +1000
> Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Having a low-level module like os needing to know about higher-level
>> types like decimal.Decimal and datetime.datetime (or even timedelta)
>> should be setting off all kinds of warning bells.
> Decimal is ideally low-level (it's a number), it's just that it has a
> complicated high-level implementation :)

FWIW, my vote is also for Decimal and against datetime or timedelta.
(I dream of Decimal replacing float in Python 4000, so take my vote
with an appropriate amount of salt. :-)

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