[Python-ideas] Deprecate the round builtin

Mark Dickinson dickinsm at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 21:22:19 CEST 2012

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 7:51 PM, Mike Graham <mikegraham at gmail.com> wrote:
> The builtin round function is completely useless. I've never seen
> anyone use it constructively

I disagree that it's *completely* useless:  the one-argument form
(take a float, return the closest integer) is a fundamental and useful
mathematics operation, just like floor and ceiling.  It would be crazy
to get rid of that.  I could live with it moving from builtins into
the math module, though.

Agreed that the two-argument form causes a lot of confusion, though.


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