[Python-ideas] Python Float Update

Joonas Liik liik.joonas at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 16:52:35 CEST 2015

Having some sort of decimal literal would have some advantages of its own,
for one it could help against this sillyness:

>>> Decimal(1.3)

>>> Decimal('1.3')

I'm not saying that the actual data type needs to be a decimal (
might well be a float but say shove the string repr next to it so it can be
accessed when needed)

..but this is one really common pitfall for new users, i know its easy to
fix the code above,
but this behavior is very unintuitive.. you essentially get a really
expensive float when you do the obvious thing.

Not sure if this is worth the effort but it would help smooth some corners
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