Decimal() instead of float?

Hendrik van Rooyen mail at
Thu Nov 16 07:11:53 CET 2006

"John Salerno" <johnjsal at> wrote:

> John Machin wrote:
> > Here in Austraila, (I expect this is common to most countries), there
> > are people who are utterly clueless about elementary data model rules,
> > like identification "numbers" should be kept as strings.
> Do you mean that ID numbers that serve as a primary key in a database
> should also be strings?

Nothing wrong with doing that - its not as if you are going to arithmetic with
them -
adding my id to yours is generally not very useful...

- Hendrik

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