(- 12.1 12) returns 0.0999999999999996

From: Victor C Zandy <zandy_at_cedar.buffalo.edu>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 1995 15:44:27 -0400

Tony Kimball writes:
> Try searching gopherspace for 758, the number of the IEEE standard
> which describes floating point arithematic.

    Gosh, I would think that by now we'd have some slightly more
advanced search techniques:

Supermarket Customer: "I read this morning that soap is on sale for
$0.49. Where can I find this soap?"

Supermarket Employee: "Well, why don't you wander about the aisles,
and look at the prices on the items. When you find the once marked
$0.49, you've found your soap."
Received on Thu Jun 01 1995 - 21:46:03 CEST

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