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Re: finding the correct integer

by perlfan (Vicar)
on Nov 30, 2020 at 18:06 UTC ( #11124407=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to finding the correct integer

What precision are you expecting? Math::BigFloat may assist, but it doesn't seem like you're needing that hammer. Documentation on int states, You should not use this function for rounding: one because it truncates towards 0, and two because machine representations of floating-point numbers can sometimes produce counterintuitive results. Furthermore, Usually, the sprintf, printf, or the POSIX::floor and POSIX::ceil functions will serve you better than will int. You're already using POSIX so take a look at ceil or floor, depending on what you're expecting.

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