too long float

Grant Edwards grante at
Sat Feb 2 20:23:29 CET 2008

On 2008-02-02, Steve Holden <steve at> wrote:

>> Apparently you don't know the first thing about floating point
>> numbers. I suggest reading the wikipedia entry.
>> http://en.wikipedia/wiki/floating_point
> Don't think you are the first person to make this mistake, by the way. 
> Despite Albert's tone suggesting that *everybody* knows about floating 
> point this is a very common issue among new programmers.

And even among old programmers who've not used floating point

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