Dict handling of floats
tim.one at comcast.net
Mon Apr 28 05:55:05 CEST 2003
>>> Linux, because eventually, you grow up enough to be trusted
>>> with a fork()
>> OTOH, I'm not sure anyone grows up enough to be trusted with a
>> float <wink>:
> I figured it was something like that, It doesn't make any difference in
> my application, I just found it kind of odd.
> I have no real schooling in programming, all I learn is as I go,
> sometimes, stuff like this, trips me up.
Oh sure. I hope you didn't read that as a dig! I can testify that experts
screw up in the face of floating-point, and testify with confidence since
I'm one of the experts who so screws up <wink>.
> <Jim, who *still* doesn't grokk self.>
You will! Floating point is doomed to remain esoteric to those who don't
make a concerted study of the topic, but self has a naturalness that will
eventually seem obvious.
self-is-what's-left-when-you're-not-looking-at-others-ly y'rs - tim
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