[OT] Re: Proposal: Decimal literals in Python.

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
Mon Oct 29 06:35:42 CET 2007

En Fri, 26 Oct 2007 23:28:31 -0300, Carl Banks <pavlovevidence at gmail.com>  

> FYI: The $ sign is used to denote currency in many countries; as a
> rule of thumb countties that call their currency "dollars" or "pesos"
> use the $.  So Mexico, Canada, Australia, much of Latin America, much
> of the Pacific, not to mention countries in Africa (Zimbabwe) and Asia
> (Singapore).

[OT] Furthermore, the $ sign was used originally to denote "pesos", or  
Spanish reals (pieces of eight each). It was later that the US adopted the  
sign to denote "dollars" too.

Gabriel Genellina

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