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Irrational numbers

Certain irrational numbers have a compact but useful representation; for example the square-root of two can be represented as `bless(\'2 ** 0.5', 'Surd')`. A suitably smart implementation of the `Surd` class could figure out that root-2 times 3-root-2 equals 6 without resorting to floating point arithmetic.

The problem with π is that it's not just irrational; it's transcendental. There's no convenient, accurate representation of it. You've just got to store an approximation as a float or string or whatever, and it will only be accurate to a certain number of decimal places.

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