[Numpy-discussion] Decimal arrays?

Mark Dickinson mdickinson@enthought....
Mon Aug 22 10:10:23 CDT 2011


On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Chris Withers <chris@simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> On 22/08/2011 00:18, Mark Dickinson wrote:
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 1:08 AM, Robert Kern<robert.kern@gmail.com>
>>  wrote:
>>>
>>> You may want to try the cdecimal package:
>>>
>>>  http://pypi.python.org/pypi/cdecimal/
>>
>> I'll second this suggestion.  cdecimal is an extraordinarily carefully
>> written and well-tested (almost) drop-in replacement for the decimal
>> module, and well worth a try.  It would probably be in the Python
>> standard library by now if anyone had had proper time to review it...
>
> Who would need to review it?

Well, anyone who has the time and understands the domain, really;
it's just useful to have a second pair of eyes going through the code.
 Putting several thousands of lines of unreviewed C code into the
Python standard library is a bit of a no-no.

Mark


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