Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
There's more than one way to do things
 
PerlMonks  

Re^3: Need some wisdom on strings to numbers

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Oct 09, 2009 at 21:17 UTC ( #800383=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Need some wisdom on strings to numbers
in thread Need some wisdom on strings to numbers

Personally, I would consider silently modifying data structures to be a bug. I realize there may be reasons for Data::Dumper treating floats as strings, mostly because Perl relies on the math library used by the C compiler used to build Perl's executable, and it may be distracting to see 123.1 show up as 123.09999… in Data::Dumper's output. The most obvious fix is to modify the documentation ("Data::Dumper outputs all floating point values as strings so that 123.1 doesn't appear as 123.0999…"). This has the obvious advantage of avoiding the need to change any code.


Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc


Comment on Re^3: Need some wisdom on strings to numbers

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://800383]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others studying the Monastery: (14)
As of 2014-12-18 13:03 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business?





    Results (51 votes), past polls