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Re: Strange bug

From: Hacksaw
Subject: Re: Strange bug
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 14:28:31 -0500
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Hacksaw wrote:

(+ 20.00 9.99 9.99 18.00 11.99 9.99 9.99 3.25 3.00 9.99 18.00 9.99
11.50 9.99)

GNU Emacs 20.5.1 (i386-redhat-linux-gnu, X toolkit) of Mon Feb 21 2000 on porky.devel.redhat.com


RH 6.2

Two people have written me saying this is a precision error that is to be 

Folks, precision errors happen at the ends of arrays, not the beginning.

Also, I'm ADDING. Precision errors typically happen on division or multiplication. (Mostly just division).

The only computational error one could expect on adding is overflow.

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