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Where were you when I was trying to explain this to some of our developers? I'm testing software, and raised a big red flag when I saw some logic that compared float values for equality. The values were results of other computation, and I tried for days to explain to the developers that this logic was a bad idea. I was nowhere near as eloquent as your post. Thankfully I wasn't the only one who understood the problem, and one of my co-workers was able to put it in terms that the developers grokked.

Which is really odd if you think about it -- I thought this sort of thing was basic education for programmers. (All of the developers I'm referring to have at least BS degrees) But I digress. Thanks for your explanation.


In reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: Bug? 1+1 != 2 by Nkuvu
in thread Bug? 1+1 != 2 by shotgunefx

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