[Python-ideas] Floating point "closeness" Proposal Outline

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Wed Jan 21 17:13:58 CET 2015

On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 8:43 PM, Ron Adam <ron3200 at gmail.com> wrote:

> The more we talk about this, the more I'm beginning to dislike the
> symmetric version.
> We are trading an explicit (first, second) relationship with an implicit
> (smaller, larger) relationship.  For Python's general use, I don't like
> that.  Sorry. :/

I don't think there's really anything more "implicit" about it. And you
could use the mean of a and b if you wanted it a bit less "implicit".  But
your other point is well taken, if you DO have a clearly defined "correct"
value, then that is the one to scale the error on. And it's a good idea to
provide that for those cases.

Care to help me write the PEP ?



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