Why aren't they? What do you mean by this out of interest?

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On 11/04/2009, at 6:45 PM, Robert Klemme <shortcutter / googlemail.com>  
wrote:

> Seems reasonable at first sight but the absence might have a reason.  
> For example, by making the conversion to String explicit it is more  
> obvious that float and BigDecimal are not really compatible.