cpython list __str__ method for floats

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Thu Sep 13 01:48:01 CEST 2007


On Sep 12, 10:59 pm, Duncan Booth <duncan.bo... at invalid.invalid>
wrote:>

[snip]

> I believe the claim is that using the full 17 digits ensures the round-
> tripping works even if you serialise and deserialise on different
> systems, so perhaps we all pay a cost in our interactive sessions for
> something which should really be buried deep in IPC code.

IPC? Most data transfer between systems in the real world is done
using CSV files :-)




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