[Python-ideas] [Python Ideas] Python Float Update

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Thu Jun 4 03:06:19 CEST 2015

On 2015-06-04 02:01, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> At this point I feel compelled to explain why I'm against using
> fractions/rationals to represent numbers given as decimals.
>  From 1982 till 1886 I participated in the implementation of ABC
> (http://homepages.cwi.nl/~steven/abc/) which did implement numbers as
> arbitrary precision fractions. (An earlier prototype implemented them as
> fractions of two floats, but that was wrong for many other reasons --
> two floats are not better than one. :-)
Was that when the time machine was first used? :-)


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