Newbie question about lists

Robert Kern rkern at
Thu Jul 21 03:42:39 CEST 2005

Paul Rubin wrote:
> "Leo Jay" <Python.LeoJay at> writes:
>>[Decimal("0.25"), Decimal("0.10"), Decimal("0.05"), Decimal("0.01")]
> I wonder if we should have some special syntax for decimals: maybe
> [$.25, $.10, $.05, $.01] 
> That would even fit in with decimals being used for financial quantities.

Various versions of the (several) Decimal PEPs had a decimal literal 
syntax, usually along the lines of 0.25d. Google through the python-dev 

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