Why not FP for Money?

Nils O. Selåsdal NOS at Utel.no
Wed Sep 22 23:56:24 CEST 2004


On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 00:25:25 -0700, Chris Barker wrote:


> I understand that when your numbers got large enough, you'd start to
> lose the pennies, but how many of us have the luxury of doing
> computation with quadrillions of dollars actually care about the
> pennies? Besides, you could check for HUGE numbers and do something
> special with them if you wanted.
> 
> What am I missing here?
Noone would use or buy your software if it throws money out the window.
Even pennies.




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