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Old Man Yells At Cloud


On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:31 PM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> 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*

I was thinking "Rational Python" to troll all the people who can't
tell the difference between a rational number and a rational person.

*wink*

ChrisA