strings (dollar.cents) into floats

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Sat Sep 1 06:28:26 CEST 2007


On 2007-09-01, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
> In message <1188575044.874256.42960 at 50g2000hsm.googlegroups.com>,
> sturlamolden wrote:
>
>> There are fractions that can be exactly represented by floats that
>> cannot be exactly represented by decimals.
>
> There are no such.

In that statement does "float" mean finite-length base-2 FP and
"decimal" mean finite-length base-10 FP?

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