Issue #12161 has been updated by Max Melentiev.


I see comment says

~~~
 *   BigDecimal.new("1234.5678").inspect
 *     #=> "0.12345678e4"
~~~

It's better than before. But still uses floating-point notation, while even Float itself is inspected as usual decimal number. Is there any intention to improve it in future?

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Feature #12161: Friendly BigDecimal#inspect
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/12161#change-62217

* Author: Max Melentiev
* Status: Closed
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: Kenta Murata
* Target version: 
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Can BigDecimal's #inspect be more human-friendly? Even just `#<BigDecimal:b7ea1130,1234.5678,8(12)>` instead of `#<BigDecimal:b7ea1130,'0.12345678E4',8(12)>` will be much  easy to read. But I think the best option is `1234.5678(#<BigDecimal:b7ea1130,8(12)>)` or something alike, which focuses on its numeric nature.

I've never used bigdecimal's address and number of significant digits. Maybe if this is rarely used information it can be avoided in #inspect at all.

With such formatting It'll be easier to recognise values in repl, debugger, and especially in test's output/failures.



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