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Re: view/edit large files

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: view/edit large files
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 14:28:21 +0200

> From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 18:23:58 +0900
> Cc: address@hidden, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>,
>       address@hidden
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > Yes, we do return a float for size.  But for some attributes, like
> > inode, floats are not a good idea, because inodes are habitually
> > compared for exact equality.  I'm not sure time values need that
> > measure of accuracy, though.
> "floats" can exactly represent integers if the integer quantity fits
> within the mantissa.

On second thought, I don't think I agree.  For example an integer
number as small and "simple" as 5 does not have an exact
representation as an IEEE floating-point number, right?

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