How about adding rational fraction to Python?

Mel mwilson at
Mon Feb 25 01:09:44 CET 2008

Mensanator wrote:
> On Feb 24, 1:09�pm, Lie <Lie.1... at> wrote:
>> I decided to keep the num/den limit low (10) because higher values
>> might obscure the fact that it do have limits. [ ... ]
> Out of curiosity, of what use is denominator limits?
> The problems where I've had to use rationals have
> never afforded me such luxury, so I don't see what
> your point is.

In calculations dealing only with selected units of measure: dollars 
and cents, pounds, ounces and tons, teaspoons, gallons, beer bottles 
28 to a case, then the denominators would settle out pretty quickly.

In general mathematics, not.

I think that might be the point.


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