floor() function definition

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Thu May 17 05:28:41 CEST 2001


On Wed, 16 May 2001 22:54:41 GMT, Dev_NuLL <dev_null at email.com> wrote:
>>Try it and see!
>
>Seems to strip everythin off the right of the decimal point in a
>positive number.
>
>After looking at the negative numbers it gives the closet integer less
>than x.

That's it exactly.

To be honest, the "try it and see" approach doesn't work very
well for most library functions.  floor() just happens to be
one of the ones where a handful of test cases provide a pattern
apparent enough to figure out what it does.

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