Against PEP 240

Oleg Broytmann phd at
Tue May 29 18:46:44 CEST 2001

On Tue, 29 May 2001, Alex Martelli wrote:
> >    I don't know. The question was "is there are infinite-precision
> > arithmetics". And the answer is "yes, there is".
> True, I suspect Roman had badly placed the question, relying
> on context (long since snipped away:-) to avoid any possible
> misinterpretation.  As Python's longs "obviously" (to any
> Pythonista:-) provide infinite-precision INTEGRAL arithmetic,

   Me too! :)

> what Roman was asking, I'm pretty sure, is whether there was
> inf-precision on NON-INTEGRAL numbers:-).

   Yes, and I tried to answer that question, but only found mpz. I just
forgot about, sorry.

     Oleg Broytmann              phd at
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