[erlang-questions] Strange arithmetic behaviour

Masklinn <>
Fri May 9 15:13:00 CEST 2008


On 8 May 2008, at 11:34 , Trevor Woollacott [ MTN - Innovation  
Centre ] wrote:

> Hi
>
>
>
> This occurs in most programming languages due to the way floating  
> point
> arithmetic is performed.

Pretty much all of them, really. And it's not like the "issue" (or non- 
issue) hasn't been studied and explained clearly by David Goldberg in  
his quite well known (but not quite read often enough) "What Every  
Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic" (http://physics.ohio-state.edu/~dws/grouplinks/floating_point_math.pdf 
).



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