[PRL] [plt-dev] Re: Programming Languages in the Code of Federal Regulations

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 27 10:18:22 EDT 2010

I think we're allowed to say that their work functions properly with amounts represented as floating point numbers in most but not all cases. I think I allowed to add that they also said if "accounting where involved, you would need a different data type." 

On Apr 27, 2010, at 10:05 AM, Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:

> Nothing interesting to report (we've talked).
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 8:51 AM, Geoffrey S. Knauth <geoff at knauth.org> wrote:
>> I wonder what the OCaml folks at Jane Street Capital have to say about all this.
>> On Apr 27, 2010, at 03:12, Michael Sperber wrote:
>>> John Clements <clements at brinckerhoff.org> writes:
>>>> Relevant background question: does anyone know how they picked Python?
>>>> This information would probably tell us a lot about what it is that
>>>> they're looking for.
>>> My own guess is that the guy who did the picking was at one point using
>>> a product that had Python as an extension language.  (For bonds and
>>> bond-related products, FrontArena PRIME is pretty popular, and that uses
>>> Python, for instance.)
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