[Python-Dev] Cross-platform math functions?

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Tue Sep 5 11:17:25 CEST 2006

Nick Maclaren wrote:
> The word "better" is emotive and inaccurate.  Such calculations are
> numerically meaningless, and merely encourage the confusion between
> consistency and correctness.  There is a strong sense in which giving
> random results between -1 and 1 would be better.

I did, of course, mean more consistent (and yes, random consistent 
results would be "better" by this definition and indeed I would prefer 
that over inconsistent but more accurate results ;-)

   - Andreas

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