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From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] SEQ BUG
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 12:37:44 -0700
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f making seq act as if it were counting in decimal for fractions,
instead of binary floating-point, is really something we want to
consider, then why don't we actually have seq represent fractions in
decimal, internally? Isn't that the only real way we could possibly
expect seq to "do what the user expects" in every case?

Possibly, this should be configurable via a flag (especially since doing
calculations in decimal would be significantly slower than the current
system). I'd be leaning towards requiring a flag in order to do decimal,
but of course, that wouldn't save us from having to deal with "why
didn't it print 1.9" requests; it would just replace the usual lengthy
explanation with a "give the <...> flag to make seq do what you want".

My 2¢,
Micah J. Cowan
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