math module for Decimals
alex goretoy
aleksandr.goretoy at gmail.com
Sun Jan 4 11:38:11 CET 2009
No, I know there's a typo because python told me there is. If you have svn
repo locally. then cd into Lib/ and run python decimal.py
It will tell you line 683 has syntax error, please see below.
haha python-svn # python Lib/decimal.py
File "Lib/decimal.py", line 683
sign = 0 if _math.copysign(1.0, f) == 1.0 else 1
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
Although, It may be only because I ran it through python 2.4.3
Thanks for quick response, I wasn't expecting so quick. :)
On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Mark Dickinson <dickinsm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 4, 9:52 am, "alex goretoy" <aleksandr.gore... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Also, another reason why I'm posting to this thread. I noticed some
> > error/typo in line 683 of decimal.py located on public svn repo. This is
> > what is looks like.
> >
> > sign = 0 if _math.copysign(1.0, f) == 1.0 else 1
>
> This line looks okay to me; can you say why you think there's a typo
> here?
>
> If it's the 'sign = 0' part that's bothering you, that's just
> a peculiarity of Decimal: the stored sign value is 0 for
> positive numbers, 1 for negative numbers, which I agree
> is a little counterintuitive. (Think of the sign
> as analogous to the sign *bit* in an IEEE 754 floating-point
> number.)
>
> Mark
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