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Re: My greatest coding sin is:

by RichardK (Parson)
on Jan 01, 2016 at 15:26 UTC ( #1151663=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My greatest coding sin is:

other :- not understanding the limitations of floating point!

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Re^2: My greatest coding sin is: (float FUD)
by tye (Sage) on Jan 01, 2016 at 16:10 UTC

    In my professional work, I've seen this particular sin most often in the form of "refusal to use floating point (due to lack of proper understanding of the limitations leading to a fear or dread or just undue reluctance to use floating point in so many situations where it would be better than some integer, usually in a poor choice of units)".

    - tye        

Re^2: My greatest coding sin is:
by Pope-O-Matik (Pilgrim) on Jan 01, 2016 at 15:48 UTC

    not understanding the limitations of floating point!

    Just floating a point here: Floating points are not limited. Computer implemented floating point math, however, is.

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