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Old Man Yells At Cloud


On Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:59:10 +1000, Chris Angelico wrote:

> Aside from the backward compatibility concerns (which mean that this
> can't be done in a language that calls itself "Python"), I'm not seeing
> any reason that a human-friendly language can't spend most of its time
> working with arbitrary-precision rationals, only switching to floats
> when (a) the programmer explicitly requests it, or (b) when performing
> operations that fundamentally cannot be performed with rationals.


True, it can't be called Python. But it could be called 
EvenSlowerThanPythonYouReallyDontWantToDoAnySeriousNumericWorkWithThis 
instead.



*wink*


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Steven D'Aprano
?You are deluded if you think software engineers who can't write 
operating systems or applications without security holes, can write 
virtualization layers without security holes.? ?Theo de Raadt