4 hundred quadrillonth?

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Sun May 24 09:17:07 CEST 2009


In message <mailman.525.1242941777.8015.python-list at python.org>, Christian 
Heimes wrote:

> Welcome to IEEE 754 floating point land! :)

It used to be worse in the days before IEEE 754 became widespread. Anybody 
remember a certain Prof William Kahan from Berkeley, and the foreword he 
wrote to the Apple Numerics Manual, 2nd Edition, published in 1988? It's 
such a classic piece that I think it should be posted somewhere...




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