Why the nonsense number appears?
bosteen at maysubdivide.org
Mon Oct 31 11:40:47 CET 2005
On Mon, October 31, 2005 10:23, Sybren Stuvel said:
> Ben O'Steen enlightened us with:
>> Using decimal as opposed to float sorts out this error as floats are
>> not built to handle the size of number used here.
> They can handle the size just fine. What they can't handle is 1/1000th
> precision when using numbers in the order of 1e10.
I used the word 'size' here incorrectly, I intended to mean 'length'
rather than numerical value. Sorry for the confusion :)
> The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
> capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
> safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
> Frank Zappa
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