PEP0238 lament

Stephen Horne steve at lurking.demon.co.uk
Mon Jul 23 22:47:46 CEST 2001


On 23 Jul 2001 18:27:43 GMT, Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk
<qrczak at knm.org.pl> wrote:

>Mon, 23 Jul 2001 19:15:35 +0100, Steve Horne <sh at ttsoftware.co.uk> pisze:
>
>> Ever worked with a chaotic system? Remember the butterfly and the
>> hurricane? That small error can get big very quick using nothing but
>> multiplies and additions - division is nowhere near as special as
>> people think it is. If I want approximations I'll ask for them.
>
>That's why I want '/' to return a rational, not int or float.

In a chaotic system? - your values will take megabytes each ;-)

Sorry - I know what you mean, but I couldn't resist it ;-)




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