floating point glitch

Michael Hoffman m.h.3.9.1.without.dots.at.cam.ac.uk at example.com
Tue Sep 28 15:55:07 CEST 2004

Tim Roberts wrote:

> Right!  That's the point.  str() is the perfect solution in those cases
> where you want the language to lie to you.  In many cases, that IS what you
> want.  repr() is the perfect solution when you need an invertible function.

repr() does not provide an invertible function if you are using it on a 
list, as was pointed out here, since list.__repr__() essentially calls 
str() for its float members rather than repr().
Michael Hoffman

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