[Haskell-cafe] Little errors in number calculations
Abby Henríquez Tejera
paradoja at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 09:29:03 EST 2009
It's curious that Hugs "lies"...
Thanks for the answers :) .
2009/11/15 Lennart Augustsson <lennart at augustsson.net>:
> Hugs is wrong, as you can easily see by evaluating
> let x = 123.35503 * 10.0 in x == read (show x)
> With ghc it comes out as True and with Hugs as False.
> -- Lennart
> On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 9:00 PM, Abby Henríquez Tejera
> <paradoja at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've seen that in GHC sometimes there are little errors in some basic
>> number calculations:
>> *Prelude> 123.35503 * 10.0
>> *Prelude> properFraction 123.35503
>> whereas in Hugs no such errors seem to occur (that I have found, at
>> *Hugs> 123.35503 * 10.0
>> *Hugs> properFraction 123.35503
>> I understand that error may (and will) happen in floating point, but
>> it surprises me that they do so easily, and, above all, the difference
>> between GHC and Hugs. Does someone know why does this difference
>> (Thanks in advance, by the way :) ).
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