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Re: May I be bitten by floating point arithmetic in the following restricted case?

by NiJo (Friar)
on Feb 24, 2010 at 18:24 UTC ( #825137=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to May I be bitten by floating point arithmetic in the following restricted case?

There is another facet of your problem: Risk. What would happen in your application and the work flow it is used in if your calculation is 10 % off? A skewed file size statistic won't kill anyone. You get a gentle slap from your software testers and/or users and you adopt the documentation to the skewed implementation.

This is not to say that your question is always unimportant...


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