Hi,

In message "Re: [ ruby-Bugs-10853 ] Loss of precision during iteration."
    on Wed, 16 May 2007 09:53:51 +0900, <noreply / rubyforge.org> writes:

|>Comment By: cory odaniel (corifornia)
|Date: 2007-05-16 00:53
|
|Message:
|How is it not a bug?  Its not like its a huge decimal number, its a tenth!
|Is it not a bug because its not recreatable or does occur on other systems?  If its 
|occuring and its anything less than 6 decimal places and losing precision, I think 
|it should definetly be considered a bug.

It happens on every language that uses floating point numbers.  Maybe
Ruby is too verbose in printing numbers.  You haven't noticed the error
if you used

  printf "%5.5f", first_num

instead of puts.

							matz.