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On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 9:08 AM, Yossef Mendelssohn <ymendel / pobox.com>wrote:

> This problem comes up from time to time, sometimes from people I'd expect
> to know better than to ask. And the answer is always the same: that's how
> floats work. And there's usually the same suggestion of using BigDecimal
> (or something similar).
>
> 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?


If I were designing a language today 1.1 would be a decimal type ala
BigDecimal and I'd have some other syntax like 1.1f for floats.

-- 
Tony Arcieri

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