[Python-ideas] [Python-Dev] The Case Against Floating Point ==
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sat Mar 15 00:19:20 CET 2008
Neil Toronto wrote:
> Don't forget a !~ b, a <~ b, and a >~ b, and the associated __sim__,
> __nsim__, __ltsim__, and __gtsim__ slots.
I think that all of these are a bad idea. In my experience,
when comparing with a tolerance, you need to think carefully
about what the appropriate tolerance is for each and every
comparison. Having a global default tolerance would just
lead people to write sloppy and unreliable numerical code.
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