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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...


In reply to Re: May I be bitten by floating point arithmetic in the following restricted case? by NiJo
in thread May I be bitten by floating point arithmetic in the following restricted case? by rubasov

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