Baschino <linden / win.tue.nl> writes:

> Kero van Gelder wrote:
> 
> > 12345678901234567890 / 1.0  => 1.23456789e+19
> 
> > which actually looses accuracy, by automatically converting to float,
> 
> > instead of BigNum. This would be an argument to drop automatic
> > conversion for floats. You could still convert automatically with
> > Numerics and Rationals, since you loose nothing (and should expect a
> > Rational anyway).
> >
> 
> 
> Of course, the number 1.0 is imprecise so you don't loose accuracy.

Ooh... real numbers that carried information about precision would be
rather cool...

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Piers Cawley
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