[Python-ideas] A number is a number
ntoronto at cs.byu.edu
Sat Jan 26 05:27:58 CET 2008
Python 3.0 integers are just integers. Now ceil and floor return ints
from float arguments. It seems like things are moving closer to just
having a single "number" type. For most applications, because of duck
typing, you'd never know or care whether you're punting a float, int, or
complex number around, and you'd usually not care.
Why not just go whole-hog and unify them all?
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