[erlang-questions] [erlang-bugs] Please ignore the previous post

John Haugeland <>
Mon May 19 15:30:54 CEST 2008

Core2Duo running Vista (Dell Vostro 1700) and erl5.5.5 (I think it's 11b3?)

Sorry, should've mentioned that up front.

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 4:52 AM, Matthias Lang <>

> John Haugeland writes:
>  > As many are now pointing out, my error is that floating point is a
> limited
>  > accuracy medium.  I was under the misimpression that Erlang had infinite
>  > precision libraries in use for all numeric types; this turns out only to
> be
>  > true of integers.
> This thread is now pretty much wrapped up, but there's still on thing
> missing: information on how to reproduce the results you got.
> Specifically, Matthew Demsky couldn't reproduce it with R12 on OSX, I
> couldn't reproduce it with various combinations of R7, R8, R9, R10,
> R11, R12 and AMD and Intel machines running linux. I couldn't
> reproduce it on MIPS and PPC linux machines with software floating
> point emulation either.
> So what were you using?
> Matt

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