Brian Candler wrote in post #1067753:

> What do you want to read it into? A ruby Float is just a double, you
> will lose precision. Is that acceptable, or do you want to read into a
> BigDecimal, or something else?

See my second post. It's okay to lose precision. In fact, a ruby Integer 
value is fine. Sample rates of sound files are typically integers. I 
cant understand why a 80 bit float value is used for AIF. The common WAV 
file format uses integers for sample rate.

I guess this is quite simple. I just cant get my head around the 
description in the wikipedia page. Yet.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_precision

/Anton

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