[Python-ideas] Python Float Update

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Tue Jun 2 06:47:02 CEST 2015

On Tue, Jun 2, 2015, at 00:31, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Or perhaps switch to decimal64 (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal64_floating-point_format)? (Or its
> bigger cousing, decimal128)

Does anyone know if any common computer architectures have any hardware
support for this? Are there any known good implementations for all the
functions in math/cmath for these types?

Moving to a fixed-size floating point type does have the advantage of
not requiring making all these decisions about environments and
precision and potentially unbounded growth etc.

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