Replacement for the shelve module?

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Fri Aug 19 18:24:15 EDT 2011

On 8/19/11 3:36 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> By the way, you know that you should never, ever use floats for currency,
> right?

That's just incorrect. You shouldn't use (binary) floats for many *accounting* 
purposes, but for many financial/econometric analyses, floats are de rigeur and 
work much better than decimals (either floating or fixed point). If you are 
collecting gigs of stock prices, you are much more likely to be doing the latter 
than the former.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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