Python fails on math
invalid at invalid.invalid
Tue Feb 22 14:38:46 EST 2011
On 2011-02-22, Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
> In article <ik0rmr$ck4$1 at reader1.panix.com>,
> Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:
>> Python doesn't do equations. Python does floating point operations.
> More generally, all general-purpose programming languages have the same
> problem. You'll see the same issues in Fortran, C, Java, Ruby, Pascal,
> etc, etc. You'll see the same problem if you punch the numbers into a
> hand calculator.
Some hand calculators use base-10 (BCD) floating point, so the
problems aren't exactly the same, but they're very similar.
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