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Re: perl subtraction

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Jan 10, 2010 at 20:24 UTC ( #816636=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to perl subtraction

You've just run into a problem that computer programmers have dealt with for decades: floating point numbers do not form a closed set under the operations of normal arithmetic. The reason is, of course, that floating point numbers only represent a finite subset of rational numbers.

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

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