[Haskell-cafe] smallest double eps
brianh at metamilk.com
Sat Sep 30 12:54:08 EDT 2006
Thomas Davie wrote:
> On 30 Sep 2006, at 17:19, Brian Hulley wrote:
>> 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...
> But then 0 isn't positive.
In any case every positive number nust satisfy the above inequation so what
about 0.1, which is certainly smaller than 4500000000000000?
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