Precision of `Double's in Hugs
Sat, 12 Jan 2002 22:35:49 +0000
(I'm just a new convertee to the ways of Functional Programming, so
please go easy on me! ^_^;;)
Why is it that `Double's in Hugs only seem to have the same
precision as a `Float'? I've some code here that only iterates a few
hundred times, and the amount of accuracy lost is getting a bit
Exactly the same code produces the much more accurate results in
GHCi. I'd switch over, but at the very least I'd like to know why
this is happening.
BTW: From the description at http://haskell.cs.yale.edu/communities/
, I seem to get the impression that firstname.lastname@example.org should only
be used for announcements, yet the archive shows quite a bit of
general discussion going on. Should I have posted this to the
aforementioned list as well / instead?
 Minus the non-Haskell 98 compliant bits, like the missing
fromInt ... -_- Took me a while to figure that one out.
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