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Re: [Chicken-users] newbie question about numbers

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] newbie question about numbers
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 13:02:09 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Hugo Arregui scripsit:

> flonum-precision => 53

This value is measured in bits, and is equivalent to the C constant
DBL_MANT_DIG from float.h.  It's meant to allow you to parameterize
floating-point software, and setting it seems to have no effect.

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