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Author skrah
Recipients cheryl.sabella, docs@python, jneb, mark.dickinson, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, skrah, vstinner
Date 2017-08-24.11:20:10
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What needs to be mentioned though is that the context has to be set
for unrounded calculations:

c = getcontext()
c.prec = MAX_PREC
c.Emax = MAX_EMAX
c.Emin = MIN_EMIN

Otherwise some people believe that the bignums are just rounded floating point arithmetic that is expected to be fast (I've seen this misconception somewhere, perhaps on Stackoverflow).
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