4 hundred quadrillonth?

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Mon May 25 01:59:57 CEST 2009


Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> 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...

I only see used versions of it available for purchase.  Care to hum a 
few bars?

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