float / double support in Python?

Brandon Van Every vanevery at 3DProgrammer.com
Thu Feb 6 23:22:56 CET 2003

float and double support is very critical to ease-of-use for my 3D graphics
programming work.  How does Python fare for number crunching?  I'm not so
much concerned with efficiency, I'm not expecting much, but rather syntax,
universality of support on different platforms, or other headaches /
gotchas.  For instance it's not acceptable to represent a float /double as a
string, it has to be 4 bytes / 8 bytes.  I heard at one point that people
were considering abolishing floating point support from the language?

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Brandon Van Every               Seattle, WA

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