On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 03:14:27AM +0900, Steve Klabnik wrote:
> > Even that and the '1.1'.to_dec option mentioned elsewhere seem pretty
> > cumbersome when working with a lot of numbers. ?How difficult would it be
> > to change the way Ruby parses 1.1 within a given program so it just
> > automatically uses BigDecimal rather than Float? ?That way, one could
> > just tell Ruby to use BigDecimal instead of Float by default at the top
> > of the program file and go forward confident that Float errors will not
> > creep into the program (unless using a library that explicitly uses
> > floating point numbers within itself).
> 
> Parse time is different than execution time.

. . .

How difficult would it be to actually acknowledge what you obviously know
my question to have been after making a correction of terminology?

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