PEP 327: Decimal Data Type

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at
Sat Jan 31 04:23:13 CET 2004

> If python adds decimal data, it probably ought to be consistent with C
> and C++.  Otherwise, the C and C++ guys will have a dreadful time
> writing emulation code to run on computers built to support python.

Now that's a "Python will take over the world" statement if I ever heard 
one.  But seriously, processor manufacturers build processors and 
compilers for Fortran, C, and C++.  If a manufacturer starts paying 
attention to where Python is going (for things other than scripting 
their build-process), I'm sure Guido would like to know.

  - Josiah

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