YADTR (Yet Another DateTime Rant)

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Mar 26 23:08:47 CET 2014


Chris Angelico wrote:
> By showing those last ones as 1̅.091... and 2̅.091..., you emphasize
> the floating-point nature of the data: everything after the decimal is
> the mantissa, and everything before the decimal is the exponent.

The reason for writing them that way is so that you
can look the last part up in your log tables to
find the antilog.

I can't think of any corresponding justification
for timedeltas.

-- 
Greg



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