Why not FP for Money?

Istvan Albert ialbert at mailblocks.com
Tue Sep 21 14:48:06 CEST 2004


Chris Barker wrote:

> I understand that when your numbers got large enough, you'd start to
> lose the pennies, 

FP rounding errors have less to do with the *size* of the value
rather than the number of operations that are performed.

> What am I missing here?

The money.

Or, equally likely, someone willing to pay the missing amounts.

Istvan.




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