"Strong typing vs. strong testing"
kst-u at mib.org
Wed Sep 29 16:00:56 CEST 2010
Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> writes:
> Keith Thompson wrote:
>> Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> writes:
>>> >>> print c # floating point accuracy aside
>>> 299792458.0 m/s
>> Actually, the speed of light is exactly 299792458.0 m/s by
>> definition. (The meter and the second are defined in terms of the
>> same wavelength of light; this was changed relatively recently.)
> I know. Hence why I wrote the comment "floating point accuracy aside"
> when printing it.
Ok. I took the comment to be an indication that the figure was
subject to floating point accuracy concerns; in fact you meant just
Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith) kst-u at mib.org <http://www.ghoti.net/~kst>
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