On 1/21/2012 12:08 PM, Yossef Mendelssohn wrote:
> Since this time I'm waiting for someone and rather bored, I thought I'd see
> how this goes. What's the real benefit of using floats? Why doesn't Ruby
> actually use BigDecimal for things like this?

Native floating point operations are usually hardware accelerated by the 
underlying machine's FPU whereas libraries like BigDecimal emulate 
floating point operations by software.