machine placement spec

William Reade william.reade at canonical.com
Fri Nov 11 13:01:33 UTC 2011


On Fri, 2011-11-11 at 12:45 +0000, roger peppe wrote:
> On 11 November 2011 11:20, William Reade <william.reade at canonical.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2011-11-10 at 16:14 -0200, Gustavo Niemeyer wrote:
> >> > I don't think we *need* to understand floats, but I think I'd rather
> >> > type "2.5T" than "2560G". I think the slightly greater ease for users
> >> > outweighs the minimal -- if any -- additional effort in parsing.
> >>
> >> Sounds good.
> >
> > Cool.
> 
> small devil's advocate moment:
> ".4e6K", "NaNG" ?
> 
> it might be worth restricting the float syntax.

The version I'm currently working on specified "real number >= 0", so I
think the second one's out of the picture; the first one is perhaps
somewhat perverse, but I'm not sure there's a strong reason to disallow
it. Have I missed something?




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