Against PEP 240

Mikael Olofsson mikael at isy.liu.se
Wed May 30 16:15:29 CEST 2001


On 29-May-2001 Paul Prescod wrote:
 >  As far as I know. A float is an inexact (and high performance) rational
 >  and a  rational is a complex number without an imaginary part. 

No, a real is a complex number without an imaginary part. There are 
real numbers that are not rational (called irrational). Pi is an 
example, e is another, and sqrt(2) is a third. Actually, most reals 
are irrational.

/Mikael

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