Fraction data type is an excellent way to do exact money
calculations and largely beats
Decimal in terms of simplicity,
accuracy and safety. Clearly not in terms of speed, though, given
the cdecimal accelerator in Py3.3+.
quicktions is an adaptation of the original
(as included in CPython 3.7) that is compiled and optimised with
Cython into a fast, native extension module.
Compared to the standard library
fractions module in Py2.7 and
quicktions is currently about 10x faster, and still about
6x faster than the current version in Python 3.5. It's also about
15x faster than the (Python implemented)
decimal module in Py2.7.
For documentation, see the Python standard library's