[Python-ideas] Python Float Update

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Jun 2 00:20:19 CEST 2015

On 6/1/2015 2:02 AM, Jim Witschey wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 12:37 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>> The competing proposal is to treat decimal literals as decimal.Decimal
>> values.
> Is that an existing PEP? I couldn't find any such proposal.

No, it is an idea presented here and other python lists.  Example: just 
today, Laura Creighton wrote on python-list (Re: What is considered an 
"advanced" topic in Python?)

 > But I am a bad arguer.
 > When incompatibilites were going into Python 3.0 I wanted
 > y = 1.3  to give you a decimal, not a float.
 > If you wanted a float you would have to write y = 1.3f or something.
 > I lost that one too.  I still think it would be great.
 > But, hell, I write accounting and bookkeeping systems.  Your milage
 > may vary. :)

There is no PEP AFAIK because no one has bothered to write one sure to 
be rejected.

Terry Jan Reedy

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