[Haskell-cafe] Re: Solving a geometry problem with Haskell

ajb at spamcop.net ajb at spamcop.net
Sat Jan 12 19:09:58 EST 2008

G'day all.

Quoting Henning Thielemann <lemming at henning-thielemann.de>:

> The rare cases occur for big numbers.
>   http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Generic_number_type#isSquare

How big, you might ask?

Prelude> let dd = undefined :: Double in floatRadix dd ^ floatDigits dd

Pretty big, and covering enough cases that it's worth the optimisation
when it applies:


Andrew Bromage

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