Dict handling of floats

Jim Richardson warlock at eskimo.com
Mon Apr 28 06:39:43 CEST 2003


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On Sun, 27 Apr 2003 23:55:05 -0400,
 Tim Peters <tim.one at comcast.net> wrote:
> [Jim Richardson]
>>>> Linux, because eventually, you grow up enough to be trusted
>>>> with a fork()
> 
> [Tim]
>>> OTOH, I'm not sure anyone grows up enough to be trusted with a
>>> float <wink>:
>>>
>>>     http://www.python.org/doc/current/tut/node14.html
> 
> [Jim Richardson]
>> I figured it was something like that, It doesn't make any difference in
>> my application, I just found it kind of odd.
>>
>> I have no real schooling in programming, all I learn is as I go,
>> sometimes, stuff like this, trips me up.
> 
> Oh sure.  I hope you didn't read that as a dig!  I can testify that experts
> screw up in the face of floating-point, and testify with confidence since
> I'm one of the experts who so screws up <wink>.
> 

Nah, I take correction pretty well, I get it a lot :)

>> <Jim, who *still* doesn't grokk self.>
> 
> You will!  Floating point is doomed to remain esoteric to those who don't
> make a concerted study of the topic, but self has a naturalness that will
> eventually seem obvious.
> 
> self-is-what's-left-when-you're-not-looking-at-others-ly y'rs  - tim
> 
> 

I'll look forward to my future enlightenment re: self    :)

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Jim Richardson         http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock

Linux, because eventually, you grow up enough to be trusted with a fork()




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