[Python-ideas] Decimal literal?

Facundo Batista facundobatista at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 21:07:19 CET 2008

2008/12/4 Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com>:

>> There're already some first steps in that direction, but *please*
>> investigate that other path you're suggesting.
> IMO, those efforts have been somewhat misdirected.  They were
> going down the path of direct translation.  Instead, there needs to
> be a pure implementation of the spec, using better data structures
> and then separately adding python wrappers.  The first component
> needs to have its own efficient context objects and fast, temporary
> accumulators.  The latter should match the current API.

I actually was talking about the issue 2486, which is the first step
to "slowly, but steadily, replace parts of Decimal from Python to C as

I should have been more explicit, sorry for the confusion.


.    Facundo

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