[stdlib-sig] poss. naming inconsistency: fractions
brett at python.org
Mon Mar 3 20:34:48 CET 2008
On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 6:41 AM, Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Guido suggested fractions in http://bugs.python.org/msg62254.
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 2:46 AM, Mark Summerfield <mark at qtrac.eu> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > In Py30a3 the rational module seems to have been renamed 'fractions'.
> > This module provides an additional numeric data type
> > "fractions.Fraction".
> > But there is an existing module that provides a numeric data type:
> > "decimal.Decimal".
> > Wouldn't it be more consistent to have
> > "fraction.Fraction"
> > to match?
I agree with Guido. 'decimals' just sounds weird. But 'fractions' is fine.
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