[Tutor] floating point rounding inconsistency

Devin Jeanpierre jeanpierreda at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 23:27:38 CEST 2012

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 8:37 AM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> On 28/09/12 22:15, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> The Python round function is itself problematic. The idea of deprecating
>> it is currently being discussed on Python ideas. This quote from Calvin
>> Spealman is typical "Also, I'd be completely in support of dropping
>> round()
>> and agree it gets misused and leads to too much confusion. We should
>> promote the right ways, and sometimes to show the right path you need to
>> lock another door and throw away the key.".
> Isn't that the same Calvin Spealman who wrote the blog post spreading FUD
> that
> Python was at risk of dying because, well, frankly because he was utterly
> ignorant of just how much Python code is written in the places where he
> thought no Python was written?
> I'm not impressed. He sprouts off about how you can't use Python on mobile
> devices, when you can. What makes you think his opinions on breaking
> working code just because he thinks he knows the "right ways" are any less
> ignorant?

I don't think the newbie mailing list is the right place to show that
kind of hostility, if indeed there is a right place.

-- Devin

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