[Python-ideas] [Python-Dev] The Case Against Floating Point ==
ntoronto at cs.byu.edu
Fri Mar 14 08:29:45 CET 2008
Tiago A.O.A. wrote:
> I would suggest something like a ~= b, for "approximately equal to". How
> approximately? Well, there would be a default that could be changed
> Don't know if it's all that useful, though.
Don't forget a !~ b, a <~ b, and a >~ b, and the associated __sim__,
__nsim__, __ltsim__, and __gtsim__ slots.
I'm not at all sure how serious I am right now. It's late, and I have
fuzzy recollections of how those kinds of things might have been nice in
some past numerical code.
And then =~ and !~ could be defined for strings and do regular
expression matching! Woo! More operators! With pronouns!
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