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bug#7877: sleep takes undocumented hex args

From: James Cloos
Subject: bug#7877: sleep takes undocumented hex args
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 20:00:40 -0500
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>>>>> "JM" == Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

JM> I see no significant utility in accepting hex floats.  Do you?
JM> If you're concerned about errors in conversion or the efficiency
JM> of the conversion process, then you probably don't want to use
JM> the sleep command in the first place.

the reason would be those cases where hex float literals are the default
output format for some given language.

I don't know that any exist now, but I also don't see any reason to
preclude them.

Hex floats are, generally speaking, a nice progression.

James Cloos <address@hidden>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6

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