[Haskell-cafe] Why 'round' does not just round numbers ?

Jules Bean jules at jellybean.co.uk
Mon Oct 27 10:59:31 EDT 2008

> This behaviour is not what I expect after reading the description at
> http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/libraries/base/Prelude.html#v:round
> .  Given that this behaviour has caused a bit of confusion I think a
> change to the documention might be in order.

The authority here is the report which says

"round x returns the nearest integer to x, the even integer if x is 
equidistant between two integers."

However I agree the haddock ought to mirror the report.


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