[Python-Dev] Re: Re: Decimal type question [Prothon]
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Thu Aug 12 05:00:30 CEST 2004
> For instance:
> >>> accumulator = 0.0
> >>> for i in range(25000):
> ... accumulator += 1.0
> >>> print accumulator
> Notice, perfect accuracy. Yet people don't tend to use floating
> point for loops... why not?
Because the generalization to using fractions doesn't work. Try the
same with adding 0.1, 25000 times. Better not be tempted.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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