Fri May 7 14:00:57 CEST 2021
For that purpose it makes maybe more sense to show a sort of "hybrid"
representation of the form floats are usually represented in memory:
s 1.mmmm e xxxx
s is signum ("-", "+" or empty),
mmmm is mantissa, in hex, oct or bin to effectively express all
relevant digit positions (with removed trailing zeroes),
xxxx is exponent with possible "-" and also all digits needed.
That would be both human readable and provide some metric, while still
keeping some compactness (maybe not really true for the binary form)
Just my 2 cents.
Am Fri, 7 May 2021 22:26:39 +1200
schrieb "Richard O'Keefe" <raoknz@REDACTED>:
> Two different floats, no matter how small the difference,
> should result in different lists. It's meant for converting a float
> to text that you can send to another machine and reconstitute the
> same value there.
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