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Author tim.peters
Recipients Nathaniel Manista, docs@python, mark.dickinson, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, steven.daprano, tfish2, tim.peters
Date 2022-04-06.04:13:57
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I'll testify that I won't volunteer one second of my time pursuing these abstract "purity" crusades ;-) `isfinite()` et alia were added to supply functions defined by current standards to work on IEEE floating-point values. People working with floats have reasonable expectations that Python will supply workalikes for industry-stand float functions.

If was had to cater to all possible "numberish" types, we'd never add anything new again :-( Doing that in a principled way requires dedicated new dunder methods, and that's a high bar.

That I said, I extended math.log() decades ago to work on giant integers. It was useful for real projects I was working on at the time - I was scratching my own itches.
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