[issue8309] Sin(x) is Wrong
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Sun Apr 4 21:45:34 CEST 2010
Derek O'Connor <derekroconnor at eircom.net> added the comment:
@ Tim Peters
" ... are much keener about speed than avoiding noise results for inputs in ranges they *never intend to use* ".
It is the *unintended use* that worries me. Sadly, "Speed is King". Perhaps that aphorism should be "Speed is Ki(lli)ng".
@ Mark Dickinson
I don't write C but Gay's 4300 line dtoa.c is the most frightening piece of code I've ever seen.
I think accountants have the right idea: money is in cents, with positives in the left column and negatives in the right. All they need is integer addition and comparison. Multiplication? Only if you have taxation.
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