[Python-ideas] Python Float Update

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Jun 2 06:31:47 CEST 2015

On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 9:21 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org>

> Joonas Liik writes:
>  > Having some sort of decimal literal would have some advantages of its
> own,
>  > for one it could help against this sillyness:
>  > 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)
> That *would* be a different type from float.

Shudder indeed.

> You may as well go all
> the way to Decimal.

Or perhaps switch to decimal64 (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal64_floating-point_format)? (Or its
bigger cousing, decimal128)

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-ideas/attachments/20150601/d94f26ba/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the Python-ideas mailing list