This math scares me

Neelakantan Krishnaswami neelk at
Wed Mar 14 01:31:43 CET 2001

On Tue, 13 Mar 2001 17:07:38 +0100, Alex Martelli <aleaxit at> wrote:
>"Neelakantan Krishnaswami" <neelk at> wrote in message
>news:slrn9asbvc.dfq.neelk at
>    [snip]
>> Point Numbers Accurately_ and Byrger and Dybvig's _Printing
>> Floating Point Numbers Quickly and Accurately_ and submit it as a
>> patch I don't think anyone will object. :)
> It's Burger, not Byrger (just in case someone should be searching or
> quoting this -- the analogy with Dybvig is hard to resist!-),

That's cleverer than the real reason: it's just that the 'y' and 'u'
keys are next to each other on my keyboard. :)

> and I think it's in the proceedings of the 1996 SIGPLAN conference.

Both papers are available from the ACM Digital Library, too. (Subscribing
to it was one of the best investments I ever made.)


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