Convert '165.0' to int

Prasad, Ramit ramit.prasad at jpmorgan.com
Tue Aug 2 02:32:32 CEST 2011


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From: python-list-bounces+ramit.prasad=jpmchase.com at python.org [mailto:python-list-bounces+ramit.prasad=jpmchase.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Gregory Ewing
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 7:05 PM
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Subject: Re: Convert '165.0' to int

Frank Millman wrote:

> I know I am flogging a dead horse here, but IMHO, '165', '165.',
> '165.0', and '165.00' are all valid string representations of the
> integer 165.[1]
> 
> Therefore, for practical purposes, it would not be wrong for python's
> 'int' function to accept these without complaining.

How far would you go with that? Would you also accept
'1.65e2' as a valid representation of the integer 165?

-- 
Greg
-- 
================================

No, YAGNI (You Aren't Going To Need It). Do the minimum that works for your use case. If you only expect ###.# then code for that. Avoid trying to over-engineer your solution. *If* you think you are going to receive information that might be like '1.65e2' then code for it, otherwise spend your time working on other problems.

Ramit


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