Convert '165.0' to int

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Fri Jul 22 21:59:22 CEST 2011

On 7/22/2011 1:55 AM, Frank Millman wrote:

> As the OP, I will clarify what *my* requirement is. This discussion
> has gone off at various tangents beyond what I was asking for.

Typical. Don't worry about it ;-).

> As suggested above, I am only talking about a string containing int
> literals followed by '.' followed by zero or more zeros.

> int(float(x)) does the job,

Not given that specification.

 >>> s='123456789012345678901.0'
 >>> int(float(s))

> and I am happy with that.

You should only be if you add 'with fewer than 18 digits' after 'int 
literals' to your spec.

> I was just asking if there were any alternatives.

 >>> int(s.split('.')[0])

Terry Jan Reedy

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