123.3 + 0.1 is 123.3999999999 ?

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Tue Jun 3 10:35:10 CEST 2003


Grant Edwards wrote:

> In article <3EDC1074.CA05EC23 at alcyone.com>, Erik Max Francis wrote:
>
> > I suspect he's being facetious, since 0.999... = 1.
> 
> Right.  But it's never _stored_ as an infinite number of nines.  Nor
> could
> it be.

Of course not, hence the facetiousness.

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