[Python-ideas] Python Float Update

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jun 4 00:23:17 CEST 2015

On 03/06/2015 23:18, u8y7541 The Awesome Person wrote:
>> I'm going to show a few examples of how Decimals violate the fundamental
>> laws of mathematics just as floats do.
> Decimal is also uses sign and mantissa, except it's Base 10. I think
> Decimal should use numerators and denominators, because they are more
> accurate. That's why even Decimal defies the laws of mathematics.
> -Surya Subbarao

Defying the laws of mathematics isn't a key issue here as practicality 
beats purity.  Try beating the laws of the BDFL and the core devs and 
it's the Comfy Chair, terribly sorry and all that.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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