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Re: view/edit large files

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: view/edit large files
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 21:46:31 +0900

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> "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?

Yes, it does.  All integers which fit into the mantissa (plus some
others) are exactly representable.


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