Eero Saynatkari wrote:

> On 2006.09.30 18:25, Paul Lutus wrote:
>> Wes Gamble wrote:
>> 
>> > Today I discovered the difference in the meaning of the / (arithmetic
>> > divide) method depending on whether it's caller is an integer or a
>> > float.
>> 
>> Not exactly. The result is expressed in the type of the more precise of
>> the two operands.
> 
> Actually, integers are more precise than IEEE floating points
> since 2.2 - 1.2 != 1.0 :) s/precise/accurate !

Yes, I used the wrong term. I should have said "longer" rather than more
precise. Even that is less true than it used to be, as what is generally
accepted to be an int changes over time.

Float and double math is at least reliable in its unreliability. :)

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Paul Lutus
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