Using fractions instead of floats

richyjsm at gmail.com richyjsm at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 00:43:56 CEST 2007


On Oct 2, 5:27 pm, "mensana... at aol.com" <mensana... at aol.com> wrote:
> But it is still wrong to say "0.6 is definitely not the same as 3/5".

Out of context, I'd certainly agree.  But from the context, I assumed
it was clear that the 0.6 was a Python float.  I probably should have
made this clearer.  My statement should probably have been something
like: a literal 0.6 in Python code does not have the same mathematical
value as the rational (or real) number 3/5.

Richard




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