# 6.9.4. Fractional looking integer literals¶

NumDecimals
Since: 7.8.1

Allow the use of floating-point literal syntax for integral types.

Haskell 2010 and Haskell 98 define floating literals with the syntax 1.2e6. These literals have the type Fractional a => a.

The language extension NumDecimals allows you to also use the floating literal syntax for instances of Integral, and have values like (1.2e6 :: Num a => a)