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Re^5: Small Perl 6 discoveries II, Rats

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 27, 2017 at 22:04 UTC ( #1200237=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Small Perl 6 discoveries II, Rats
in thread [Perl6] Small discoveries I, __DATA__

Why the difference?
> 111111111111111111111/1000000000000000000000 0.111111111111111 > .111111111111111111111 0.11111111111111111604544

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Re^6: Small Perl 6 discoveries II, Rats
by Corion (Pope) on Sep 28, 2017 at 07:06 UTC

    I would assume that one is a rational number while the other gets constructed and represented as a floating point number. I think you can somehow look into how Perl6 represents the values but I don't know it.

      Yes, but it's the reverse of what any sane person would expect.
      > (111111111111111111111/1000000000000000000000).WHAT
      (Num)
      > (.111111111111111111111).WHAT
      (Rat)
      

        What any sane person would expect would be replies to a post that address the content of the post instead of troll on an unrelated topic.

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