[swift-evolution] Is there a need for a Decimal type?

Dave Abrahams dabrahams at apple.com
Mon Feb 15 09:58:43 CST 2016

on Sat Feb 13 2016, Jonathan Tang <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> General +1, but I'm wondering if a better development process would be to
> release this as an open-source library, get some adoption, respond to
> user-feedback, and then propose to integrate that library into the stdlib.
> You can iterate much faster in a library than in the language standard, and
> APIs usually end up being a lot cleaner when designed in response to user
> feedback than when designed by committee.  (Particularly when the library
> in question is fairly domain-specific.)

+1.  That process is well-suited to *many* of the things people would
like to see in the standard library.


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