On Saturday 30 October 2004 01:30 am, Hal Fulton wrote:
| trans. (T. Onoma) wrote:
| > Honestly, you're way overstating this and undervaluing the problem. Many
| > persons have wasted hour upon hour compensating for this. This whole
| > thread kept going b/c of an overlooked rounding error, that could have
| > easily propagated into live code and been a real headache for someone
| > --what value do you put on all those efforts?
|
| I'm not overstating or undervaluing anything.
|
| Floating point arithmetic is a perfectly good tool with its limitations.
| Any good craftsman knows the limitations of his tools. Too often nowadays
| we find craftsmen who do not know those limitations. As for valuing efforts
| -- I value efforts more highly when people understand the tools they are
| using and thus use them appropriately. In those cases, the headaches you
| describle will not happen.
|
| End of thread for me.

And by the way, pg. 41 of your book the Ruby Way, has a couple of those 
"misunderstandings" on it.

T.