Rationale for core Python numeric types
grante at visi.com
Sat Jul 17 01:08:16 CEST 2004
On 2004-07-16, Dan Bishop <danb_83 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> "Batista, Facundo" <FBatista at uniFON.com.ar> wrote in message news:<mailman.481.1089982235.5135.python-list at python.org>...
>> [mfein2 at earthlink.net]
>> #- rationale for core Python numeric types? Should I just go
>> #- dunk my head
>> #- in a pail of water and take a deep breath?
>> No. You should write a PEP.
>> If gets accepted, and you or somebody implements it,
> Not necessarily in that order :-)
> And here's the fixedint.py module I just wrote:
I'm going to play with it a bit next week. After a quick read,
one suggestion would be to allow operations between fixedint
types and "normal" python integers by coercing the "normal"
value to the fixedint type.
Assuming that "a" is a fixedint type it might be awfully handy
to be able to do things like
a += 1
a &= 7
b = a ^ 1
rather than having to create fixedint versions of literal
constants. [I may have misunderstood the code and this is not
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