Author Bart Robinson
Recipients Bart Robinson, Florian.Loitsch, amaury.forgeotdarc, djc, eric.smith, mark.dickinson, michael.foord, rhettinger, vstinner
Date 2017-02-20.00:25:29
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Six years later, I have accepted Amaury's challenge and created an extension module that uses the double-conversion library to generate repr's for floats:

My rudimentary performance testing gives something like 8X speedup compared to the standard float_repr().

Scrutiny and suggestions welcome...
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