floating point glitch
claird at lairds.us
Sat Sep 25 21:08:05 CEST 2004
In article <7xzn3hcoo8.fsf at ruckus.brouhaha.com>,
Paul Rubin <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote:
>David O'Farrell <David.OFarrell at ericsson.com> writes:
>> Is this only on solaris ?
>No, it's inherent in how floating point conversions work. It happens
>on all IEEE 754 machines. You don't need that fancy list-append stuff
>to see it happen. Just type
Next time someone tries to Wikify the definitive response to these
FAQs (I don't feel up to it myself, this week), let me recommend
mention of "Computing over the Reals: Where Turing Meets Newton"
<URL: http://www.ams.org/notices/200409/fea-blum.pdf >.
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