From: Mohammad Khan [mailto:email@example.com]
Subject: Re: Major Addition Bug?
I guess, you guys are missing the point,
in real life you can’t have exact answer of 1/3 + 2.3 + 1.3
but you can have exact answer of 625.91 + 900.00 + 22.00
The point has not been missed at all. This is something that cannot be
dealt with on computers using floating point. I would imagine that 1/3
could be represented exactly in a base-3 counting system, rather than a
decimal (base-10) counting system.
If you need precision with decimal values, don’t use floats.
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