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Re: gmp 4.1 documentation improvement suggestions

From: Serge Winitzki
Subject: Re: gmp 4.1 documentation improvement suggestions
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 16:14:27 -0500 (EST)

> > and in any case I was confused by this and had to write a test 
> > program to figure this out.
> I'm not sure how much should be said specifically, since it all
> follows general rules.
> Maybe something about truncation, and the folly of for instance
> expecting say "0.1" in decimal to come out exact, would give a hint.

I think this deserves some more documentation.  Most people are so used
to thinking that "0.1" is an "exact number" that they expect that when
they take "0.1" with say 10 digits and then increase precision to 100
digits, the number will stay "exactly 0.1000..0".


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