A rational proposal

Alex Martelli aleaxit at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 19 04:08:14 CET 2004

Raymond L. Buvel <levub137 at wi.rr.com> wrote:

> Mike Meyer wrote:
> > PEP: XXX
> > Title: A rational number module for Python
> <snip>
> I think it is a good idea to have rationals as part of the standard 
> distribution but why not base this on the gmpy module 
> (https://sourceforge.net/projects/gmpy)?  That module already provides

gmpy wraps GMP, which is covered by LGPL; therefore, gmpy itself is
LGPL, and thus, sadly, cannot be included with python (otherwise,
speaking as gmpy's author, I'd be glad to fix its design to meet your


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