Working with the set of real numbers (was: Finding size of Variable)
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed Feb 12 09:17:06 CET 2014
Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> writes:
> I have yet to find any computer that works with the set of real
> numbers in any way. Never mind optimization, they simply cannot work
> with real numbers.
Not *any* computer? Not in *any* way? The Python built-in ‘float’ type
“works with the set of real numbers”, in a way.
The <URL:http://docs.python.org/2/library/numbers.html#numbers.Real> ABC
defines behaviours for types implementing the set of real numbers.
What specific behaviour would, for you, qualify as “works with the set
of real numbers in any way”?
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