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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 not-a-number is encoded as either C{"NaN"} or C{"-NaN"} - Signalling not-a-number 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{"1E-1"} 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. |

def
toString(self, inObject):
(source)

overrides twisted.protocols.amp.Argument.toString

Serialize a

`decimal.Decimal`

instance to the specified wire
format.