[Haskell-cafe] smallest double eps

Brian Hulley brianh at metamilk.com
Sat Sep 30 12:19:43 EDT 2006

Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> Hang on, hang on, now I'm getting confused.
> First you asked for the smallest (positive) x such that
>    1+x /= x
> which is around x=4.5e15.

1 + 0 /= 0

0 is smaller than 4.5e15

So I don't understand this at all...

Regards, Brian.
Logic empowers us and Love gives us purpose.
Yet still phantoms restless for eras long past,
congealed in the present in unthought forms,
strive mightily unseen to destroy us.


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