A Revised Rational Proposal

Mike Meyer mwm at mired.org
Mon Dec 27 16:50:33 CET 2004


Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at iinet.net.au> writes:

> Mike Meyer wrote:
>> Yup. Thank you. This now reads:
>> Regarding str() and repr() behaviour, repr() will be either
>> ''rational(num)'' if the denominator is one, or ''rational(num,
>> denom)'' if the denominator is not one. str() will be either ''num''
>> if the denominator is one, or ''(num / denom)'' if the denominator is
>> not one.
>> Is that acceptable?
>
> Sounds fine to me.
>
> On the str() front, I was wondering if Rational("x / y") should be an
> acceptable string input format.

I don't think so, as I don't see it coming up often enough to warrant
implementing. However, Rational("x" / "y") will be an acceptable
string format as fallout from accepting floating point string
representations.

       <mike
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