Rationale for core Python numeric types

Till Plewe till at score.is.tsukuba.ac.jp
Wed Jun 16 17:16:07 CEST 2004


On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 09:59:05AM -0400, Matt Feinstein wrote:
> Hi all--
> 
> I'm new to Python, and was somewhat taken aback to discover that the
> core language lacks some basic numerical types (e.g., single-precision
> float, short integers). I realize that there are extensions that add
> these types-- But what's the rationale for leaving them out? Have I
> wandered into a zone in the space/time continuum where people never
> have to read binary data files?
> 
> Matt Feinstein
> 

Have a look at either the struct or the array module.

- Till




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