On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 10:43 AM, Peter Vandenabeele <peter / vandenabeele.com
> wrote:

> That means to remain truely backwards compatible, we would need something
> like:
>
> 1.1 #=> Float (machine dependent)
> 1.1BD #=> BigDecimal ("unlimited" size)
> 1.1D #=> Decimal (e.g. picking the standardized IEEE 754 2008 Decimal128
> fomat)
>

I don't think it'd be very Ruby like to have a separate literal syntax
depending on the size of the number. Some precedent:

>> 1000000000000000.class
 => Fixnum
>> 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000.class
 => Bignum

-- 
Tony Arcieri