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Encodes decimal.Decimal
instances.
There are several ways in which a decimal value might be encoded.
Special values are encoded as special strings: Positive infinity is encoded as C{"Infinity"}  Negative infinity is encoded as C{"Infinity"}  Quiet notanumber is encoded as either C{"NaN"} or C{"NaN"}  Signalling notanumber is encoded as either C{"sNaN"} or C{"sNaN"}Normal values are encoded using the base ten string representation, using engineering notation to indicate magnitude without precision, and "normal" digits to indicate precision. For example:
 C{"1"} represents the value I{1} with precision to one place.  C{"1"} represents the value I{1} with precision to one place.  C{"1.0"} represents the value I{1} with precision to two places.  C{"10"} represents the value I{10} with precision to two places.  C{"1E+2"} represents the value I{10} with precision to one place.  C{"1E1"} represents the value I{0.1} with precision to one place.  C{"1.5E+2"} represents the value I{15} with precision to two places.http://speleotrove.com/decimal/ should be considered the authoritative specification for the format.
Method  toString  Serialize a decimal.Decimal instance to the specified wire
format.

Inherited from Argument:
Method  __init__  Create an Argument. 
Method  retrieve  Retrieve the given key from the given dictionary, removing it if found. 
Method  fromBox  Populate an 'out' dictionary with mapping names to Python values decoded from an 'in' AmpBox mapping strings to string values. 
Method  toBox  Populate an 'out' AmpBox with strings encoded from an 'in' dictionary mapping names to Python values. 
Method  fromStringProto  Convert a string to a Python value. 
Method  toStringProto  Convert a Python object to a string. 
Method  fromString  Convert a string to a Python object. Subclasses must implement this. 
decimal.Decimal
instance to the specified wire
format.