Floats and Doubles

Jerzy Karczmarczuk karczma@info.unicaen.fr
Tue, 12 Nov 2002 15:10:54 +0100

Lennart Augustsson wrote:

 > The number 5.2 is stored
> as a slightly different number as a Float, but the toRational function 
> is exact
> so it gives you the number corresponding to the internal representation.
> Take a course on numerical analysis. :)

Nope. Take a course entitled:
   Why all you zombies must remain forever slaves of IEEE-something (477?),
   and why you should be happy with this.

Jerzy Karczmarczuk