Exponential Notation and integers
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Fri Nov 19 00:49:46 CET 2004
Timothy Fitz wrote:
> Why are all numberical literals in exponential notation floats? To me
> it is counter-intuitive for 1e3 to behave so fundamentally different
> from 1000.
Probably primarily by convention. Most language use computerized
scientific notation to represent floating point numbers, not integers.
It makes sense, after all: should 1.344e3 be an int, but 1.344e2 be a
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