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Re: Strange rounding Error in Perl

by pg (Canon)
on Nov 21, 2004 at 21:52 UTC ( #409436=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Strange rounding Error in Perl

Other than those discussion people had before, if precision is so important, for example, this is a finance, or money related program, use bignum.

use bignum; print 215.88-214.89;

This gives you 0.99. But you have to fully understand the performance implication by doing this.

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