[Python-ideas] Adding a half-float (16-bit) type to PEP 3118 (and possibly the struct module?)

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Mar 30 23:53:00 CEST 2011

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 1:05 PM, Mark Dickinson <dickinsm at gmail.com> wrote:
> (BTW, I didn't know that Python's complex numbers were NumPy
> influenced:  thanks for that.)

You have Jim Hugunin to thank for that. I can still recall the exact
location at the third Python conference
(http://www.python.org/workshops/1995-12/) where Jim cornered and
convinced me to add complex numbers (I don't recall which other
features were part of the deal).

Of course we have Jim to thank for NumPy, Jython, and IronPython as well. :-)

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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