Author mark.dickinson
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Date 2009-01-04.11:31:55
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Raymond,

Do you think it would be worth replacing the two uses of
conditional expressions in Decimal.from_float with if-else
statements?

Alex Goretoy pointed out (on c.l.p) that the trunk version of
decimal.py can no longer be imported into Python 2.4 (and 2.3).
I don't know how much this matters, but it seems to go against
the comments about 2.3 compatibility at the top of decimal.py.
I admit that I don't really understand the motivation for these
comments, or whether they're still relevant 4 versions on
from Python 2.3.

Of course, from_float still won't work with earlier versions
of Python, but having one Decimal method unavailable seems
like a lesser crime than making 'import decimal' fail.
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