>> There were reasonable arguments made why this could be a bad idea >> -- primarily around the question of whether '395' represented >> $3.95 or $395.00. > > That's not too hard to figure out, right? If 1.00 means $1.00, 1 > had better not mean $0.01, or there will be riots in the streets. > >> Going the other way has issues with truncation of >> fractions and the number of digits which can be handled. > > Notice I didn't propose that.
If you're just talking about going in the one direction, I might be persuaded that's sane, especially because of the case of literals, and especially since there are currencies where fractional amounts aren't used in the conventional representation.