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Re: The next successful successor to DVD as a medium for video will be:

by wfsp (Abbot)
on Jan 22, 2006 at 13:21 UTC ( #524784=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The next successful successor to DVD as a medium for video will be:

I shudder to think what they'll call it. I'm completely confused by the current proliferation of similar looking names/standards.

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[pryrt]: 1nickt, sprintf "%.16e", $v will always give enough precision to see 1 ULP (the smallest fractional part) of a standard 64bit Perl NV*
[pryrt]: (*: for systems where $Config{nvsize}==8 )
[pryrt]: Thus, that's "enough precision" to tell the difference between 1.0 and 1.0+1ULP
[pryrt]: But in what circumstance does your problem arise? When, in Perl, does the integer 1 not work identically to the floating-point NV 1.0000000000000000 e0?

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