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Date 2014-09-22.13:29:17
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I admit that I keep meeting developers who are not aware of their merits, simply because many other programming languages don't have them available. Specifically, many developers with a Java background firmly believe that BigDecimal is the only way to do money calculations. That's clearly wrong, and the heap of (Big-)Decimal bugs in their software that I've been fixing over the years shows just how wrong it is. Using Fractions would have avoided most of them. Decimal is surprisingly difficult to use right, Fractions are actually difficult to get wrong. They are a major feature of the standard library.

Your question is another good indication that the general awareness for them still needs to be raised. I'm not entirely sure how this relates to this ticket, though. I doubt that you are seriously suggesting that I am the only person using a module in the stdlib, so what exactly are you trying to say?
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