Why isn't Python king of the hill?

Aahz Maruch aahz at panix.com
Fri Jun 1 15:20:59 CEST 2001


In article <9f7ai7$b4e$1 at newshost.accu.uu.nl>,
Martijn Faassen <m.faassen at vet.uu.nl> wrote:
>
>I believe there's a PEP about introducing decimal math into the Python
>core as the default behavior eventually; there's a thread elsewhere on
>the newsgroup.

Not quite.  There's currently a PEP for making the default *rational*
arithmetic; I'm currently working on a module based on the ANSI standard
for decimal floating-point arithmetic.  There's already Tim Peters's
FixedPoint for fixed-point decimal arithmetic.

I'm staying out of the politics on this one and leaving it to the
experts; I don't even really know enough to implement decimal
arithmetic, but I'm doing it anyway.  ;-)
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