Python math is off by .000000000000045

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Mon Feb 27 16:02:51 CET 2012

On 2012-02-27, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Feb 2012 16:24:14 -0800, John Ladasky wrote:
>> Curiosity prompts me to ask...
>> Those of you who program in other languages regularly: if you visit
>>, for example, do people ask this question about
>> floating-point arithmetic in that forum?  Or in comp.lang.perl?
> Yes.
> And look at the "Linked" sidebar. Obviously StackOverflow users no
> more search the internet for the solutions to their problems than do 
> comp.lang.python posters.

One might wonder if the frequency of such questions decreases as the
programming language becomes "lower level" (e.g. C or assembly).

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